Date: Thu, Sep 7, 2000 11:03 PM
Subject: High-Tech Warranty Project -- Comment, P994413
1. After reading several summaries of UCITA, I strongly urge you to either revise or disregard this bill entirely. While it may be necessary for stronger warranties on software, a necessary warranty will not only disrupt the legitimate actions of noncommercial and recreational programmers, it will outlaw them. But those affected by this bill the most will be young programmers. The nation is starved for programmers and technical specialists. What better way to test one's ability than to distribute a program, with the warning that it may not work, and see how it interacts with other systems? This law will make this action a crime. Thank you for opening a public forum and for taking the time to read this letter.