Re: Post current product user docs to company website?

Subject: Re: Post current product user docs to company website?
From: <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>,<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 22:35:41 -0500

Absolutely. Your documents are *printed* and each has to weigh
enough to be a hazard to airworthiness if it were taken up in
the aircraft. <grin>

My wife worked in quality in an aviation manufacturing business,
and she found out stuff that wasn't supposed to be known. She
doesn't work there anymore. She doesn't fly, either.

Even valid, proper, in-spec aviation info can be used to put
together some sort of "they should have known" lawsuit after
an incident. The companies correctly don't want it public any
more than they are required to.
--Peter Neilson

Gene Kim-Eng replies:

> Not in our industry. Not in a million years. The liability
> issues arising from allowing the posting of unverified
> information on a company-sponsored forum would be
> potentially staggering. The only way such a forum
> could possibly work in a "controlled" manner would
> result in information someone posts becoming visible
> to others only after it's been through six months of testing
> and verification.
> Gene Kim-Eng
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
> > Like it or not, the developer is almost certainly correct. And even
> > though it seems to put our jobs in jeopardy, the new way of publishing
> > docs will be as controlled wikis.


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