Re: Fwd: Re: Bug#278474: mimetex: licensing issue
Scripsit Isaac Clerencia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Returning to the gpl, the same 15-year-old could, for example,
> incorporate gpl'ed code into a proprietary product, and there'd be
> no legal recourse. He could even sue the author of a gpl'ed
> program for damages if the program misbehaves. The author would
> probably win, but couldn't just use the gpl to get the case dismissed.
I realise that jurisdictions differ here, but is it not usually the
case that when product liability disclaimers have any legal effect at
all, they get the effect by being *known* to the user  at the time
he decided to use the product? Is it, generally, necessary for the
user to actively waive his right to complain?
 Or even by the producer making a good-faith effort to make them
known to the user.
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