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Liability for Software When Life is at Stake

Nov 19, 2008, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

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"They apparently learned nothing from a hospital near Microsoft Corporation turning into a massive botnet and it's happening again, this time in London. Yesterday's reports indicate that 3 hospitals were shut down due to Windows virus infections...

"Alan Cox, one of the leading Linux kernel developers, has told a House of Lords hearing that neither open- nor closed-source developers should be liable for the security of the code they write...

"While on a visit in Romania, where Bill Gates participated in the celebration of 10 years since the Microsoft branch has been running there, and the launch of Vista, Microsoft's president declared that, with the right ammount of administration, the new Vista could run life support systems in hospitals."

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