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Re: [aspell-devel] Problems with aspell-en license

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On Sun, 20 Oct 2002, Glenn Maynard wrote:

>On Sun, Oct 20, 2002 at 01:30:04AM -0600, John Galt wrote:
>> Actually it isn't a granting of right, but a Testimonial that those rights 
>> exist.  It means that you have recourse if sued to go after the one making 
>> the Testimony for your costs.  In Debian, a Testimony that rights exist 
>> has usually been enough to cover for a license, but the term "license" for 
>> that is rather ambiguous, I'd agree.
>The usage of the phrase "to the best of my knowledge" indicates to me
>that the person who wrote this is trying to avoid getting sued.  If
>that phrase isn't enough to avoid liability if the best of his knowledge
>is wrong, he might want to change this anyway.

No, it's legal boilerplate.  You can't testify to things that AREN'T to 
the best of your knowlege.  At worst it's redundant.

>And if it *is* sufficient to avoid liability (eg. it's noncommittal), I'd
>imagine it wouldn't be much of a Testimony.
>(At least that's what the text Brian quoted said.)

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