[License-review] For Approval: Public Software License

Richard Fontana fontana at sharpeleven.org
Wed Mar 12 16:39:36 UTC 2014

On Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:27:40 +0100
Carlo Piana <osi-review at piana.eu> wrote:
> Speaking from a jurisdiction that has a weird attitude towards
> liability disclaimer, may I add that unlike many other
> copyright-related aspects, the liability disclaimer is by definition
> jurisdiction-dependent, and therefore an imperfect tool that cannot
> be fine tuned for any given situation without such effort being
> largely useless in many other jurisdictions.
> I don't see "better liability disclaimer" a good proxy to assess the
> worthiness of a new license in terms of non-proliferation.
I'm not an arch anti-proliferationist by any means but I know of no
specific reason (other than desire for elegance) why one could not
simply supplement the form disclaimers with additional ones. This is
already something that people and organizations do.  

- RF

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