[linux-elitists] class-action fun
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
Sun Sep 23 10:52:12 PDT 2001
Rick Bradley Pontificated:
> * Deirdre Saoirse Moen (firstname.lastname@example.org) [010922 22:04]:
> > Rick Bradley Pontificated:
> > > Yes, but they kept selling freshly pressed OS CD's that were still
> > > defective. I.e., they refused to recall and re-press product that
> > > they acknowledged (presumably this is where the lawyer would argue
> > > about "reasonable consumers" or some such) through patches and
> > > advisories was defective.
> > How do you know that these CDs left Microsoft's hands *after* the
> > date of the patch? Do you have *any* idea how complex the distribution
> > system is?
> > For something shipped on a given date, there's a normal curve, with a
> > *significant* right tail, of dates that the item is actually sold at
> > retail or returned.
> All it takes is 1.
At the risk of stating the obvious, that's not a class.
In any case, this seems really off-topic for Linux-elitists.
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