On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 09:43:11AM +0100, Ciaran Johnston wrote:
> > Also there's some stuff about French consumer law forbidding sale
> > without guarantee of anything, so software delivered as-is
> > breaches consumer law in France. But I didn't really follow that.
>> My French is a bit iffy these days, but if this is true, does it not also
> nullify Microsoft, Adobe and WinZip licences amongst most others? These all
> claim no liability, no guarantees (M$ say delivered "with all faults", so
> at least they are honest).
Apparently the angle on this (i.e. selling without guarantee) is that
software is not a product which is sold but a service which is licensed - at
least that's what I remember reading about how M$ gets away with providing
no guarantee in the U.S. If you're feeling rather deep pocketed, you could
always try suing M$ to get a court's view on the matter.
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