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Subject:Re: Liability Insurance for Cont From:Romay Jean Sitze <rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU> Date:Wed, 7 Dec 1994 10:39:59 -0700
On Tue, 6 Dec 1994, Gwen Gall wrote:
> When I was visiting the Oracle Headquarters in California, a contract writer
> told me he had been asked to sign an agreement with a potential
> contracting employer (NOT Oracle) stating his own liability for any errors or
> omissions in the documentation. This meant that, should a customer ever sue
> software company for something resulting from erroneous documentation, the
> technical writer, and not the company, would be liable.
> He, and I, were rightly appalled. Given all the dependencies a documentor has
> in information sources, etc., I think it is unreasonable to pin this on the
> writer. Also, it seems to me just another way for a big company to sucker the
> little guy.
What a frightening thought! I hope this is not common.