OT: (UK) Software Warrenty  
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kunalap





PostPosted: Tue Jun 27 07:30:03 CDT 2006 Top

ASP.Net >> OT: (UK) Software Warrenty

Hi All,

Apologies for the OT post, I guessed one of you may be able to help
with this.

Does anyone know what sort of warrenty a developer is obliged to give
on bespoke software? (UK)

Thanks,
Simon.

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Peter





PostPosted: Tue Jun 27 07:30:03 CDT 2006 Top

ASP.Net >> OT: (UK) Software Warrenty You're not obliged to give anything as far as I know. If you are developing
to a specification then you just need to make sure you deliver what is in
the spec' or you might not get paid.



 
 
John





PostPosted: Tue Jun 27 09:26:27 CDT 2006 Top

ASP.Net >> OT: (UK) Software Warrenty If you set out a Limited Warranty agreement with your software (and you
must), then when people purchase it they do so with the understanding (or
not) that the warranty specified applies. I think the general rule of thumb
for warranty is 90 days.

Read up on software licencing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_licensing

and the sale of goods act and supply of goods and services act
http://www.dti.gov.uk/consumers/Fact%20Sheets/page24700.html
http://www.dti.gov.uk/files/file25486.pdf

You would be well advised to seek legal advice though, a poor liability
disclaimer could have you sued for substantial damages.

--
Regards

John Timney (MVP)




> Hi All,
>
> Apologies for the OT post, I guessed one of you may be able to help
> with this.
>
> Does anyone know what sort of warrenty a developer is obliged to give
> on bespoke software? (UK)
>
> Thanks,
> Simon.
>


 
 
Simon





PostPosted: Tue Jun 27 14:00:10 CDT 2006 Top

ASP.Net >> OT: (UK) Software Warrenty Thank you both for your replies.

Simon.



> If you set out a Limited Warranty agreement with your software (and you
> must), then when people purchase it they do so with the understanding (or
> not) that the warranty specified applies. I think the general rule of
> thumb for warranty is 90 days.
>
> Read up on software licencing:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_licensing
>
> and the sale of goods act and supply of goods and services act
> http://www.dti.gov.uk/consumers/Fact%20Sheets/page24700.html
> http://www.dti.gov.uk/files/file25486.pdf
>
> You would be well advised to seek legal advice though, a poor liability
> disclaimer could have you sued for substantial damages.
>
> --
> Regards
>
> John Timney (MVP)
>
>


>> Hi All,
>>
>> Apologies for the OT post, I guessed one of you may be able to help
>> with this.
>>
>> Does anyone know what sort of warrenty a developer is obliged to give
>> on bespoke software? (UK)
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Simon.
>>
>
>