[kwlug-disc] One way to kill open source

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Mon May 11 14:33:34 EDT 2009


On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 14:00 -0400, john at netdirect.ca wrote:
> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-300769.html?tag=nl.e589 

The article suggests: 
"Software companies could be held responsible for the security and
efficacy of their products, if a new European Commission consumer
protection proposal becomes law."

This is unlikely, if enacted, to apply to Free Software; no contractual
agreement.  It will increase the cost of proprietary software as they
scramble to pay for insurance.  Proprietary software quality will not
improve.  




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