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Re: OSD && DFSG convergence

Thomas Bushnell, BSG writes:
 > Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com> writes:
 > > Then why do they disclaim warranties?  You can't disclaim a warranty
 > > without forming a contract, and yet every free software license
 > > disclaims warranty.
 > That's not true.

What's not true?  That there is a free software license which doesn't
disclaim warranty?  Feel free to prove me wrong by citing one.

 > Many times a warranty can be disclaimed without a
 > contract.

Many times multiple writers can access the same file without a lock.

Anyone who wants to retain the integrity of their data uses a lock in
that situation.

 > >  > 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.
 > Huh?  Binding?  What does the warranty disclaimer bind them to do?

Accept the software as-is, or not use it.

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