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Re: Part of the Microsoft Agreement
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- Subject: Re: Part of the Microsoft Agreement
- From: Mitch Stone <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 9 Dec 97 17:35:08 -0800
In reply to Chip Richards's message sent 12/9/97 1:00 AM:
>I think it was a matter of covering their asses. As an engineer, I felt
>sympathy for Sun's engineers. Their legal department went a bit overboard
>on the wording, although it's hard to make a case that it's inaccurate.
>There was a brisk discussion on the tech-oriented newsgroups back when it
>first came out about how the Sun engineers felt naked and a bit betrayed by
>their cowardly running-dog shysters. Hell, *everyone's* software has
>risks--Java no more or less than any other complex system. It seemed a bit
>much to tar it with such a flaming brush.
For what it's worth to this discussion, I found similar wording in an
Adobe end-user agreement.
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