The topic for this discussion is Note that this is NOT a yes/no question. There are many different levels of responsibility that a manufacturer could be given. Here’s a few examples:The manufacturer should have to pay for all damages caused by use of their productThe manufacturer should have to notify all customers anytime a flaw is found and repair it at no cost ASAP.The manufacturer should have to make patches available but are under no obligation to notify all customers.The manufacturer has no obligation at all (the current situation).Moreover, there may need to be a time limit. Should they be responsible for five years after the product is released? Ten years? Forever?And what about free software?There are no easy answers to these questions, it is a really difficult issue.