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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
X-To: jim hopper <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 15:58:39 +1000
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From: Geoff Bull <[log in to unmask]>
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jim hopper wrote:
> In todays infoworld in cringely's column he has an interesting quote
> from  the microsoft visual studio 6.0 2000 end user license:
> " Java technology is not fault tolerant and is not designed,
> manufactured, or intended for use or resale as online control
> equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance
> such as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation,
> or communications systems, air-traffic control, direct life-support
> machines, or WEAPONS SYSTEMS"

A similar clause exists in Sun's Java JDK license:

4.  High Risk Activities.  Notwithstanding Section 2,
with respect to high risk activities, the following
language shall apply: the Software is not designed
or intended for use in on-line control of aircraft,
air traffic, aircraft navigation or aircraft
communications; or in the design, construction,
operation or maintenance of any nuclear facility.
Sun disclaims any express or implied warranty of
fitness for such uses.

I wonder if they have similar statements on their
C/C++ compiler?