Subject: Re: Legal soundness comes to open source distribution
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 10:19:21 -0400 (EDT)

John Cowan writes:
 > Russell Nelson scripsit:
 > 
 > > Imagine, if you will, that a large
 > > proprietary software firm (or consortium) wishes to destroy open
 > > source software.  If they can require that all software come with a
 > > warranty, the job is done -- time will cook the soup.
 > 
 > Only if they are willing to shoot off their own feet.  No software
 > product I know of, Open Source or proprietary, does anything but
 > disclaim every conceivable warranty.

Depends on how desperate they get.  They just *might* be willing to
shoot off their own feet, if they think they can live without feet.

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