Legal soundness comes to open source distribution

David Johnson david at
Tue Aug 6 01:13:30 UTC 2002

On Monday 05 August 2002 03:10 am, Mahesh T Pai wrote:

> The point is, if you equate a person who creates open source software,
> with others who create non-open source software (what you call
> "commercial distributors"), *and* then want to make the Open Source guy
> liable for a loss attributable to use of his software, *my case* is that
> the exceptions will not apply.

My point was (in a roundabout way) that OSS is not the only kind of software 
that falls into this category. Freeware, some shareware, and semi-free/open 
are some others.

David Johnson
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