|From: "Jason Miele"
Date: Tue, Jun 27, 2000 9:54 PM
Subject: High-Tech Warranty Project -- Comment, P994413
To whom it may concern:
The review of the UCITA should not cover free software makers. Why? because they are doing volunteer work. What if a house built by a Peace Corp. Volunteer feel down and injured someone. The volunteer would not be held responsible. Why? because the work they did was for free, with good intentions to better society. Applying such a law would further prevent volunteer work in a much needed field as well as slow technological development. Anyone not volunteering (aka, charging for their product) need a warranty. Why? because if an elevator cable snapped and killed three children the construction crew would be held liable. So what if the computer software that controls the elevator caused the problem.
If you write it and sell it you are responsible. If you are doing it for free out of the goodness of your heart, let it be good and free and have no strings attached for being good.