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Re: Part of the Microsoft Agreement

  On Sun, Dec 07, 1997 at 11:48:55PM -0500, Christopher Pall wrote:
     When you download MS IE this is part of the agreement you click on. I
     couldn't make this stuff up! I think Microsoft should include this
     message along with the sale of NT while replacing Java with NT whereever
     it occurs. This is just in poor taste.
     7. NOTE ON JAVA SUPPORT.  The SOFTWARE PRODUCT may contain support for
     programs written in Java.  Java technology is not fault tolerant and  is
     not designed, manufactured, or intended for use or resale as on-line
     control equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe
     performance, such as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft
     navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, direct life
     support machines, or weapons systems, in which the failure of Java
     technology could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe
     physical or environmental damage.
  I hate to burst everyone's bubble, but these words aren't Microsoft's--they
  are in the original Java agreement from SunSoft.  Sun has been taken to task
  repeatedly over this extreme sort of waffling.  Microsoft is just passing it
  along, probably as part of their reseller's agreement.