rsidd at online.fr
Sun Oct 3 22:15:06 PDT 2004
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>On Sat, Oct 02, 2004 at 01:05:37PM -0400, George Georgalis wrote:
>> That is a good one. ;-) I have yet to understand the "AS IS" AND THE
>> AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES... stuff. I mean, sure it's copyrighted
>> but how could suitability or quality be construed from that?
>Well, a disclaimer is a typical piece of American law. It doesn't really
>work e.g. in Germany, but in the USA you can be sued for the stupidity
>of the user.
Both the BSD licence and the GNU GPL were framed with the help of (US)
lawyers. I doubt the beerware licence was by a lawyer (either
American or Danish)... though I equally doubt anyone would sue PHK
for a malloc bug.
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