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From "Xiao-Feng Li" <xiaofeng...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm][mmtk] location of mmtk.jar that's needed by JIT helper inlining -- did this get resolved?
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:36:17 GMT
On 11/28/06, Peter Donald <peter@realityforge.org> wrote:
> On 11/28/06, Nathan Beyer <nbeyer@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Why public domain?  That can actually be problematic from a strict
> > > licensing POV for reasons I don't remember or can't really explain clearly.
> >
> > This is off topic, but that seems counter-intuitive. Wouldn't public
> > domain mean no worries?
> With public domain software (which effectively means software that you
> disclaim copyright on) can lead you open to litigation. Partially as a
> result of your inability to disclaim warranty or fitness for intended
> use. So your software goes *boom* then you may be responsible for
> damages due to some implied warranty or even expressed warranty (if
> you said the software was good go use it!).

Were there any real cases like this?  Or this is only a thought risk?


> Different countries have all sorts of twisted laws regarding its use.
> While I don't pretend to understand them I have been told by people
> who do know stuff that generally it is a very bad idea to try and
> public domain software - even if you know the appropriate steps
> required to disclaim copyright.
> --
> Cheers,
> Peter Donald

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