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   RE: [xml-dev] License Feedback -- health and safety issues

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> Perhaps you want to consider a disclaimer about your software 
> not being intended
> for use in applications that put lives or health at risk.

I've always thought that it's likely that in most incidents of people being
killed as a result of software bugs (or IT systems bugs), the software
wasn't thought to be safety-critical at all. For example, a word-processor
failing to recognize that a print request has failed, resulting in a patient
not getting a letter giving a hospital appointment. Or someone committing
suicide because of an incorrect bank statement.

And as I said before, if your programming is negligent and it kills someone,
disclaimers are very unlikely to protect you.

Michael Kay


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