Should Software Developers Be Liable for their Code?May 11, 2009, 14:03 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Should Microsoft pay for the billions of dollars of damage that flaws in its software have caused around the world? It might have to, if a new European Commission consumer protection proposal becomes law. Although that sounds an appealing prospect, one knock-on consequence could be that open source coders would also be liable for any damage that errors in their software caused.
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