[linux-elitists] IANAL, TINLA
Wed May 26 16:34:52 PDT 2004
On 26 May 2004, Mister Bad <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Second, it beggars comprehension that anyone could consider anything
> as personal legal advice that comes through a broadcast medium.
I rather like the way esr handled this in The Art of Unix Programming:
Having gone through all this legal verbiage, the expected thing
for us to do at this point is to utter a somber disclaimer to the
effect that we are not lawyers, and that if you have any doubts
about the legality of something you want to do with open-source
software, you should immediately consult a lawyer.
With all due respect to the legal profession, this would be
fearful nonsense. The language of these licenses is as clear as
legalese gets -- they were written to be clear -- and should not
be at all hard to understand if you read it carefully.
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