Re: infos about alien licenses
Wolfgang Lonien <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
Except that the reasoning is wrong, as Matthew Palmer pointed out.
That's similar, but probably even more strict than the german legal
"soll": "soll ist muss wenn kann".
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