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Re: cthugha (non-free) license

On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 04:52:37AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> I keep hearing, though I have not had the opportunity to verify this
> with a Real Lawyer(tm), that public domain has one drawback; you can't
> attach a no-warranty statement to it.

US Geological Survey seems to have no problem distributing public domain
software with a no-warranty statement.

More generally, warranty is a commerce concept, not a copyright concept.
[For example, you can have a warranty, or a lack of a warranty, on
a hammer.  [It doesn't make sense to copyright a hammer.]]


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