At 10:54 PM -0700 4/8/05, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- >Hash: SHA1 > >Margus Freudenthal wrote: > >>> Consider the bridge example brought up earlier. If your bridge builder >>> finished the job but said: "ohh, the bridge isn't secure though. If >>> someone tries to push it at a certain angle, it will fall". >> >> Ultimately it is a matter of economics. Sometimes releasing something >> earlier is worth more than the cost of later patches. And managers/customers >> are aware of it. > >Unlike in the world of commercial software, I'm pretty sure you don't see a >whole lot of construction contracts which absolve the architect of liability >for design flaws.
But there is plenty that leaves those involved an opportunity to litigate their way out. Consider Boston's Big Dig. -- Larry Kilgallen