Posted Sep 11, 2007 19:53 UTC (Tue) by hazelsct
In reply to: Ponies
Parent article: Software liability laws: a dangerous solution
Ridiculous. There are incentives for safe behavior all over the insurance world, from auto (lower rates if you don't drive an accident-prone or high-theft auto) to homeowners (much lower rates in the US midwest than for gulf coast or flood plain residents). If company A doesn't offer them, then company B will steal all of its "safely-behaved" customers by charging them less. I don't know where you got this idea.
That said, there's no guarantee that free software users will pay less, and I agreed that it is somewhat dangerous to assert such a thing at this point. Until insurance companies start collecting evidence and pricing policies, such speculation is out of place.
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