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Re: Part of the Microsoft Agreement

  Chip Richards wrote:
  > 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
  >    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.
  > --
  > Chip
  At least Sun has the decency to put this stuff in writing.
  Similar wording, it seems, is appropriate for quite a few situations
  where fault-tolerance and OLTP is required and I would not trust any
  medical, or critical process control systems with Windows or Windows NT.
  Milton Ponson
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