basename(), dirname(), what happened?

Andrew DeFaria
Tue Sep 2 22:49:00 GMT 2003

Shankar Unni wrote:

> Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:
>> ("At least there's a big company behind it that has the (legal) 
>> responsability for the quality of the program..")
> What legal responsibility? I hope you have pointed these fine folks to 
> the appropriate sections of the so-called "License Agreements" (i.e. 
> "we agree that you will accept these terms, or you won't use the 
> program"), which specifically shirks all responsibility for any and 
> all mayhem caused by the program..

They may not have the responsibility of the mayhem that is caused but I 
think they can still be held responsible for basic product liability 
like "works as advertised". IOW the consumer should be able to expect 
that a tire will "work" on his car. Now we all know that some tires will 
fail due to problems and generally tire companies will replace the tire 
however they are not responsible for the mayhem that may have resulted 
(unless some smart lawyer can prove negligence).

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