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...?

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