From: Bob Leif
To: Tom Moran et al.
We need to give a seminar to the American Trial Lawyers group, association,
Title, "If You do not use Ada, You will Pay and Pay and Pay!"
The possibilities for C++ malpractice suits are endless. The popularity of
Ada and software engineering will be increased by a few multimillion Dollar
or Euro judgments. Our former patrons the defense contractors are highly
vulnerable. I might note, so is the medical device industry.
Expert witnesses are well paid. It would be a virtuous undertaking to tell
the truth and prevent future catastrophes.
From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Tom Moran
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 10:34 AM
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Subject: Re: Validation/quality (Re: AVM vs. JVM)
> What I meant was sucky software doesn't cost the vendor
> much because the customer expects it and puts up with it.
I eagerly await a court judgment against someone for being negligent
by using some popular, buggy, shrink-wrap software. He won't be able to
turn around and sue the software vendor, since they explicitly promise
nothing, but everyone's lawyer and insurance company will immediately
tell their clients "don't dare use that software".