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From "Jacques Le Roux" <jacques.le.r...@les7arts.com>
Subject Re: Mobile E-Commerce
Date Thu, 29 Jul 2010 07:13:01 GMT
Ha, so finally you was serious. The real world is full of surprises, this is what makes it
so exciting.
This said it's a very specific case, since it was piloting. Driving would be the same, but
it has to be a feature of the software. 
OFBiz is not at this level yet ;o)

Thanks for the tip though!


From: "BJ Freeman" <bjfree@free-man.net>
> it is extreme I know, but let me tell you a real story.
> we manufactured a Pilot for boats.
> all over the equipment we have tags that states it requires a constant attention of a
human when in use.
> the Pilot is so accurate you can set it, miles, out in the sea and it would get you were
you want.
> Many single fisherman would set the pilot and a alarm clock and wake enough time to navigate
the ship the last few mile or so into 
> harbor.
> Well one such person did this but did not wake up and his ship ran into the marina, damaging
a lot of vessels.
> His lawyer saw a chance to go after a large source of money and sued us, under product
liability that it did not stop the 
> fisherman from using it that way.
> He lost but it took time and money to defend. Way more than what we sold the pilot to
him for.
> So the lawyer's advice, who has been our legal adviser for decades, was I would have
to have so much liability insurance against 
> such possibilities.
> It was more than I felt I would make on a yearly basis for that feature.
> Scott Gray sent the following on 7/28/2010 2:37 PM:
>> Haha, you've gotta be making that up.
>> Regards
>> Scott
>> On 29/07/2010, at 8:57 AM, BJ Freeman wrote:
>>> Lawyer advised against it with our current federal and state laws about using
hand held devices with driving, under the product 
>>> liability of the software.
>>> Scott. sent the following on 7/28/2010 10:57 AM:
>>>> Have any of the devs/service providers here tackled a fully fledged mobile
>>>> e-commerce site for iphone/blackberry/wm/droid, etc? It seems it's going
>>>> be an essential part of business for anyone selling B2C.
>>>> Thanks.

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