Alexandre Oliva wrote:
On Jun 13, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> Likewise, it's obvious that whoever distributed the firmware to you
>> has responsibility over the result, even though you could have got the
>> firmware from many others, or even got them straight from the vendor.
> Errr, what? Is this list, or the computers that carry it, responsible
> for the odd bit of content above, or are you?
They didn't choose to distribute that particular content, so no,
they're just carriers, like the air through which the bullet flies on
the way to its target.
How would this be different on a moderated list? Having someone else
choose to distribute it still doesn't make them responsible for creating
the content or what it contains. Look through the changelogs of some
software packages to see how many flaws past versions have contained. Do
you hold the distributors responsible for all those problems?