Java programmers, comment tidbit..

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  1. Jay H

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    Is there something with Java and the FAA or the Nuclear Regulatory Committee that makes Sun put these disclaimers in their source code in some of the demo Java programs in their SDK 1.3 set??

     
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    No, it is fairly common to avoid legal hassles w.r.t. code libraries. We used to do it with our C++ and Java libraries as well.
    Besides, who wants a JVM garbage collecting while the nuclear reactor melts down? [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, but why specifically with Airplanes and nuclear facilities..
    Why not automobiles, boats, bicycles. Computers are known to control traffic patterns and stuff, it seems odd to single out airplanes and nuclear facilities!
    This is actually appended after another huge paragraph about general liabilities and "AS IS" stuff..
    [​IMG]
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    basically any device where software failure could cause grevious injury/damage is what they try to cover.

    Especially in Java's case (or any non-real-time technology) where the threading characteristics are non-deterministic... I believe Windows has the same language in the licensing [haven't read it in a while...]
     
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    Every copy of Solaris I've ever ordered has included an admonishment that it's not for use in 'the development of Nuclear, Chemical or Biological Weaponry, or Missle technology.'
     

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