Licensing question

Mark James mrj at
Sun Mar 7 06:53:56 UTC 2010

On 03/07/10 16:14, Mahesh T. Pai wrote:

>   >   But you have more rights with most commercial licences than an
>   >  absolutely-no-warrranty FOSS licence.
> If you seriously mean what you wrote, you need to get your basics
> right.

Are you saying that a sale with consideration has no implications for
statutory warranties?

A smart small publisher of commercial software will provide their users
will a reasonable warranty, taking into consideration the complex nature
of software. Their big customers will insist.

Larger software vendors try to word their EULAs in FOSS-like "as is" terms,
but in many jurisdictions they can't dodge merchantability requirements.


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