Re: OSD && DFSG convergence
Thomas Bushnell, BSG writes:
> Right. That's for licenses which are contractual. Free software
> licenses are unilateral grants of permission, for which it is
> unimportant to certify acceptance.
Then why do they disclaim warranties? You can't disclaim a warranty
without forming a contract, and yet every free software license
> If they don't accept, fine! They don't accept--and then they are
> restricted by the copyright law (NOT by the license) and any further
> copying is then illegal.
A warranty disclaimer is binding on the user of the software. It has
nothing to do with copying the software.
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