Re: OSD && DFSG convergence
Thomas Bushnell, BSG writes:
> Russell Nelson <email@example.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
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
> > > 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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