Re: legal issues (suing debian, pine, et al.)
> > Also, the fact of incorporation does not protect the individual who
> > causes the liability. If someone, for example, places copyrighted
> > material into the debian distribution, both the person and debian
> > are liable.
Keith Beattie wrote:
> Uhm, I don't mean to dump on lawyers here, but I'm pretty sure that
> becoming overly concerned with liabilities and the like, will surely
> *kill* any non-profit, volunteer-based organization like Debian. The
> chance of scaring away developers is, IMHO, quite large.
> We should tread very carefully here.
I disagree. I'd be more weary of teaming up with a reckless organization
who would prefer to `not worry about it' than one like Debian that makes
careful decisions and sticks to them.
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