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From Cliff Schmidt <cliffschm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: regarding licensing Apache
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2005 02:21:25 GMT
On 10/18/05, Ian Holsman <lists@holsman.net> wrote:
> Doesn't that little bit at the end of every email on this list do that?
>
>
>  > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>  > DISCLAIMER: Discussions on this list are informational and educational
>  > only, are not privileged and do not constitute legal advice.
>  > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> (I'm not a lawyer, and I don't pretend to be one on TV)

I think you're right that the disclaimer helps address my first
concern but it does not cover the second one.

Cliff
>
> Cliff Schmidt wrote:
> > On 10/18/05, robert burrell donkin <rdonkin@apache.org> wrote:
> >> without wanting to criticise niclas, i'm a little worried that we might
> >> be treading a bit of a fine line here. it's really great to be helpful
> >> but i'm a little worried that one day some of this chatter may come back
> >> to haunt us.
> >>
> >> in the past (before legal discuss), most advice i've seen given in cases
> >> like this is along the lines of 'hire a lawyer or read the license
> >> carefully'. personally speaking, i'd be a cautious about giving such
> >> frank and honest answers without prefixing with disclaimers (not a
> >> lawyer, hire a lawyer if you want legal advice, this is not official ASF
> >> reply, and so) but maybe i'm a little paranoid...
> >>
> >> opinions?
> >
> > +1
> > There are two concerns in my mind: a) be clear that you aren't
> > offering legal advice, and b) be sure you are clear that you are not
> > speaking on behalf of the ASF (particularly for legal questions like
> > this).  I think it would be easy for someone to assume that a response
> > from legal-discuss at apache is an official ASF answer.  I believe all
> > the questions in his email are answered by the license, which is why I
> > was confused to read:
> >
> > On 10/13/05, Deahyun Kim <dkim@skusa.com> wrote:
> >> I understand that Apache license 2.0 fully as to license and warranty policy.
> >
> > (followed by a bunch of questions about the license)
> >
> >
> > Cliff
> >
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