juridical Question on software and GPL
Rui Miguel Seabra
rms at 1407.org
Mon Mar 29 09:28:47 UTC 2004
On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 11:17 +0200, edA-qa mort-ora-y wrote:
> Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> >>Microsoft has a preimum and complete offering, that when you purchase
> >>you have numerous guarantees of everything working together. Your
> >>buying an assurance to that (putting defects/problems aside).
> > No you don't. No you don't.
> > You have reasonable expectations of everything working together (and
> > they frequently don't) and you don't buy any assurance since they
> > explicitly deny any warranty or responsability.
> I was just saying that to support Niall's position on piece of mind. I
> have no problem agreeing with you that you aren't actually purchasing
> anything since MS specifically says they don't promise their software
> does anything (though a local court would be more than happy to tell MS
> that regardless of what they say they are somehow responsible).
> So, if you aren't buying an assurance of anything, thus no piece of
> mind, from Microsoft, what exactly are your buying from them?
Illusion of assurance. Illusion of quality. Illusion of know how.
Microsoft is the great illusionist :)
+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?
Please AVOID sending me WORD, EXCEL or POWERPOINT attachments.
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