[License-review] Request for Approval : Modular Open Software License (MOSL)

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Mon Feb 4 07:55:01 UTC 2013

Hadrien G. scripsit:

> If I get it right, a software license is a list of conditions to be met
> before use of a software of its source is legal, and is also considered
> as a contract between the licensors and the licensees.

A software license is a list of permissions from the owner; these
permissions may be absolute or conditional.  The right to use software
(as opposed to the right to re-use it in other works) must be granted
absolutely for the software to be open source.

> There exists implicit warranties for any kind of product, including
> software. Software authors which cannot realistically provide such
> support, such as hobby developers, should add a disclaimer of warranty
> in their license.

In practice, all software developers large or small disclaim all the
warranties they possibly can.

John Cowan  cowan at ccil.org  http://ccil.org/~cowan
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