[lsb-discuss] LSB conf call notes for 2008-07-30
tytso at mit.edu
Mon Aug 11 12:29:12 PDT 2008
On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 02:58:53PM -0400, Cort, Tom wrote:
> Doesn't the "WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY" disclaimer in most software licenses
> protect developers/distributors against those types of lawsuits? For
> example, the GPL instructs programmers to have this paragraph at the top
> of each source file...
> * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
> * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
> * GNU General Public License for more details.
Well, to the extent that you believe this protects the Linux kernel,
and emacs, and vi --- it should also protect Java if it is distributed
under the GPL. So there's no problems, right? :-)
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