Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
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Subject: Re: Registered professional engineer?
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Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 11:55:59 +0100
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"Peter O. Brackett" wrote in message
> Joseph et al:
> > > Are those MS engineers certified professionals?
> > >
> > > :-D
> > Of course. They are certified my MS!
> > To accept responsibility for anything is, well, unprofessional. One
> > simply identifies the path of greatest gain/least lost and
> > from there. P.Eng. status is just another bargaining point.
> > --
> > Best regards,
> > Joseph Legris
> Heh, heh... I agree that is the way of the world. And... software
> professionalism... certainly has a longer way to go.
> FWIW... One just has to read details of the responsibility accepted
> software companies [esp. MicroShaft and many of the others who emulate
> fine company] in the associated "EULA" licenses/contracts. A majority
> these software licenses/contracts simply state [in overwhelming
> fine print] that, in consideration for good money accepted, the
> vendor and the *professionals* who created it, in turn accept no
> responsibilities, and the software so licensed by the end user is
> unwaranted, unfit for any use, and must be accepted by the user "as
> This particular modus operendi has been a small part of the recipe for
> creating the world's largest monopoly!
You can not normally waive safety liability, especially in a consumer
transaction. It goes against public policy. In addition, in the UK, it
is actually a *criminal* offence to attempt to waive a consumers
statuary rights, that's why companies that know the law will usually
state "your statutory rights are not effected".
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