Re: cthugha (non-free) license
Scripsit Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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.
It may mean (no: it does mean) that you cannot force other people to
transmit your no-warranty statement along with the software when they
share the software.
So the situation would be something like:
1. A writes software, contributes it to the public domain and
distributes it with a warranty disclaimer.
2. B downloads software from A's site, strips off the warranty
disclaimer and gives the resulting software to C.
3. C uses software, which is buggy and wreaks havoc in some way.
4. C sues A.
I know U.S. courts are generally insane about damages suits, but
would they really be so insane as to let C win over A here?
> Else you risk getting sued when the stuff breaks.
You always risk getting sued. You can guard yourself against losing, though.
Henning Makholm "You are in a little twisting
maze of passages, all different"