GPL Issue

Joe Bell joe.bell at
Mon Sep 20 19:51:12 UTC 2010

He can always sue, that doesn't imply a court would rule in his favor.  


Terms 11 and 12 cover no warranties expressed or implied, if you use the
application you are accepting these terms.  


In my opinion there is nothing preventing you from explicitly stating
the no warranties expressed or implied at the very top (not a reordering
of the GPL, but an introduction)- if they don't accept that they can
stop there.  


From: Shlomo Zalman Heigh [mailto:szh1 at] 
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 2:37 PM
To: license-discuss at
Subject: GPL Issue


The GPL says that the user is not required to accept the license. If my
user doesn't accept the license, and (I assume) he can still use the
software without distributing it, if there is a bug that damages his
computer, can he sue me for it? If so, is there a license that doesn't
have this issue?


Shlomo Zalman Heigh
Extreme Image Converter

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