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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.