angelo.schneider at oomentor.de
Mon Jan 29 14:09:41 UTC 2001
Sam, typical british :-)
Man, we are in europe, you and me :-)
This is in ALL countries of the European Community like you said below.
Even if you do not like the EURO, he he.
> > ----------
> > Von: SamBC[SMTP:SAMBC at NIGHTS.FORCE9.CO.UK]
> > Gesendet: Sonntag, 28. Januar 2001 16:18:07
> > An: David Johnson; Angelo Schneider; license-discuss at opensource.org
> > Betreff: Re: [Fwd: Germany]
> > Diese Nachricht wurde automatisch von einer Regel weitergeleitet.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Johnson" <david at usermode.org>
> > On Saturday 27 January 2001 07:48 am, Angelo Schneider wrote:
> > It is my own private opinion, and IANAL, that all commercial software
> > have the basic warranty of fitness of merchantibility. Even commercial
> > Source Software should be warrantied. If the seller wishes to absolve
> > of all warranty and liability, this should be made explicitly clear to
> > buyer at the time of purchase.
> I don't know about other jurisdictions, but in the UK this is part of
> law, and unavoidable
> > Non-commercial software is a complete different matter. And this
> > should be provided by the seller, and have no repercussions to the
> > (unless the author is the seller) or any contributors. If I buy a
> > I want recourse if the bristles fall out in a week. Likewise, I want
> > software I have paid money for to actually do what it says it is going
> to do.
> And you may go to the seller to get your money back, which they must do,
> and they go to their supplier, who must refund them, etc etc etc down to
> the manufaturer, or author in some situations (nb: author may be a
> company as well)
> > In the Open Source community we have grown to accept free and
> > source code as a matter of fact. The next step for the software
> industry to
> > take is to begin treating our products just as every other industry
> > theirs: as merchantable goods. Offer a warranty as a matter of course
> for any
> > bits you sell. A 100% return policy is a tiny burden to bear, and if
> > becomes standard for commercial Open Source, the proprietary side
> would soon
> > be shamed into following.
> It worries me that the rest of the world does not provide these
> automatic warranties, it really does. At least that puts the UK as a
> world leader in *one* respect... shame about all the others...
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