One response to software liability:
Now suppose that there was a magical wand for taking snapshots of computer states just before crashes. Or that the legal system would permit claims on grounds of only the second part of the proof. Then there would be a strong positive incentive to write software that fails unreproducibly: "If our software's errors cannot be demonstrated reliably in court, we will never lose money in product liability cases."
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Posted on July 11, 2006 at 7:47 AM • 26 Comments