Legal soundness comes to open source distribution

John Cowan jcowan at
Mon Aug 5 13:54:59 UTC 2002

Russell Nelson scripsit:

> Imagine, if you will, that a large
> proprietary software firm (or consortium) wishes to destroy open
> source software.  If they can require that all software come with a
> warranty, the job is done -- time will cook the soup.

Only if they are willing to shoot off their own feet.  No software
product I know of, Open Source or proprietary, does anything but
disclaim every conceivable warranty.

John Cowan <jcowan at>
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_
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