Greg Wright Greg at
Sat Jan 27 13:14:26 UTC 2001

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On 26/01/01 at 16:56 SamBC wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Alexander Eichler" <alexander.eichler at>
>> Hi all,
>> Under German law there are a couple of problems with Open Source
>> e.g. it is impossible under German law to have no liability for Open
>> Software. On the other hand, GPL says that there is no liability.
>> I learned that this is a problem in some states in US too.
>It is a problem in many nations, UK being the easiest example, where
>there are several 'implied warranties' that cannot be denied, succintly:
>merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and damages

No license or document is going to cover all 4 corners of the
matter what you invest in the creation....

Just as an example, our Govt. is investigating DVD and how the
implementation of regions may be illegal here, what they can do about the
findings is another matter.T


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