Re: infos about alien licenses
Stephen Gran wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Matthew Palmer said:
>> On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 02:35:28PM +0200, Wolfgang Lonien wrote:
>>> THIS SOFTWARE IS NOT FAULT TOLERANT AND SHOULD NOT BE USED IN ANY
>>> SITUATION ENDANGERING HUMAN LIFE OR PROPERTY.
>> This is possibly problematic, depending on how you define "should". I'd
>> take it as just being a restatement of the whole "no warranty, if it breaks
>> you get to keep both pieces" thing, but it could be read as forbidding use
>> in the mentioned areas.
> The word 'should' has a fairly straight forward meaning in the English
> language. This does not present a problem, as far as I can see. It is
> substantively no different from the standard:
> Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
> permitted by applicable law.
> It is a disclaimer telling you they take no responsibility if you use it
> in a situation that endagers human life or property. No problem.
Sounds good to me. Thanks for the clarification.
wjl aka Wolfgang Lonien
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