Subject: Re: From a mere reader
From: kragen@pobox.com (Kragen Sitaker)
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 10:30:10 -0400 (EDT)

A. R. writes:
> Sw downloaded from the net doesn't carry any guarantee, express or
> implied. Proprietary software does, but so can free software

Proprietary software almost always carries no express guarantee, and
only carries an implied guarantee if the courts say it does, which they
haven't yet.

> and you can well release the *same* software on ftp and in the shiny
> cardboard box, that's how the linux distributors work

It's how Red Hat and Debian work.  It's not how SuSE, PHT, and Caldera
work.

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<kragen@pobox.com>       Kragen Sitaker     <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
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