Towards an OSI-approved "waive all rights" software license

Wilson, Andrew andrew.wilson at
Fri Apr 15 23:33:32 UTC 2011

> There are two paths I see to this: one is to adopt the existing CC0 in
> its entirety as a software license; the other is to start with CC0 and
> tack on a disclaimer similar to the one in the MIT license, to attempt
> to indemnify developers against liability. I'd like to know your
> thoughts on what other paths are available for a "waive all rights"
> software license, or your thoughts on whether one is needed. Thanks
> for your feedback

CC0 already has a disclaimer of warranty -- see 4(B).

Andy Wilson
Intel open source technology center

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