Re: Internet Explorer for Unix

Robert S. Thau (
Tue, 9 Dec 1997 17:34:49 -0500 (EST)

Gregory Alan Bolcer writes:
> SOFTWARE PRODUCT may contain support for
> programs written in Java. Java technology is not fault
> tolerant and is not designed, manufactured, or intended
> for use or resale as on-line control equipment in
> hazardous environments requireing fail-safe performance,
> such as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft
> navigatioin or communication systems, air traffic control,
> direct life support machines, or weapons systems, in
> which the failure of Java technology could lead directly
> to death, personal injury, or severe physical or
> environmental damage.

This is pretty much Sun's standard disclaimer, and is yet another
instance of Sun's lawyers shooting the rest of the company in the foot
--- I'm not exactly comfy with Java being used in nuclear plants, but
plenty of shakier stuff is rumored to show up there...