Re: Is javacc DFSG compliant?
Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Or a license "you must acknowledge that any damage you might suffer as a
>> result of using this software is no greater than 99 cents"?
> That sounds like a weaker version of the warranty disclaimer in the GPL.
No, it's much stronger. The GPL disclaimer is just disclaiming a
warranty. This means I can't go after my insurance company, or some
paid consultant who recommended this software to me, either.
>> If not, why is
>> "you must acknowledge <something that might put you at a disadvantage in
>> court>" free?
> Presumably because acknowledging the truth of something that is true
> is no burden. For example, "you must acknowledge that this software is
> released under the XPL" is probably acceptable in the text of the XPL,
> a hypothetical licence.
> The trouble with the no-nuclear acknowledgement is that it might not
> always be true: someone might want to create a derived work that is
> licensed for use in nuclear power stations.
Fortunately, only the original carries that notice. In any case, I
don't believe you can get code written by others approved for this
purpose. You have to write it from scratch under certain supervised conditions.
Brian Sniffen email@example.com