At 10:54 PM -0700 4/8/05, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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>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

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