[maemo-users] [maemo-users] [maemo-announce] New OS 2006 firmware released

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Feb 5 14:49:31 EET 2007

 > ext John P. Mitchell wrote:
 >> I have gotten the impression that my warranty could now be void due
 >> to my installing third party non-Nokia software on my tablet. This
 >> can not be true, and if so, I will be looking to return my tablet. I
 >> purchased it purely for the freedom to develop that Linux gives me.
 >> If I loose my ability to recover loss due to defective hardware I
 >> will be quite dismayed and will probably never buy Nokia again.
 >> Someone please tell me promptly that this is not the case. This feels
 >> like someone telling me that if I remove Windows from my PC and
 >> install Linux I have voided my warranty, which is pure garbage.
ext Michael Wiktowy wrote:
> On 2/2/07, John P. Mitchell <john at cepros.com> wrote:
>>     Warranty void if I install non-nokia packages?!?!?!? Please tell me
>> this is not the case.
> As with all warrantees, if you do something to break it, you get to
> keep both pieces. So generalizing about installing anything
> automatically voiding warrantees is not terribly accurate or helpful.

Yes, I'm really starting to regret my careless choice of words,
please forgive them.  As Paul kindly put it, the more legally correct
expression would probably be something along lines "Nokia may refuse
to support configurations".

However, whenever you hear anything legal related from a technical
person, please give it the same consideration as when you hear a layman
commenting how pretty the coils on a particle accelerator look like...

	- Eero

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