[License-discuss] Reconsidering the "unless required by applicable law" clauses on warranties and limitations of liability

Mike Milinkovich mike.milinkovich at opensource.org
Thu Feb 23 21:49:25 UTC 2023

On 2023-02-20 1:36 p.m., Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Feb 2023, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>> What is a CRA? Assuming you don’t means clan restoration act here…
> Cyber Resiliency Act, the prompt for this thread:
> https://eclipse-foundation.blog/2023/01/15/european-cyber-resiliency-act-potential-impact-on-the-eclipse-foundation/

For those who are interested in this topic, I've written a second blog 
on the unintended consequences of the Cyber Resilience Act.

I have also recently come to realize that the CRA needs to understood as 
a companion piece to the revised 
Product Liability Directive 
AIUI the CRA is the legislation that makes the open source community 
/responsible /for the CE Mark validation for all of its software, and it 
is the PLD that makes the open source community /liable /for any defects.

I cannot stress enough how damaging these soon-to-be laws are to the 
future viability of open source as we know it.


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