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Using OpenSource, an excuse not to offer warranty?

by Nick on Jul.03, 2009, under Development

I just watched the BBC’s Click program and the episode in question seemed to be talking (I only caught the middle of the program to be honest)  about Software Warranties and why most Software limits the liability of the Software author. Broadly speaking most people do not read the agreement and generally scroll to the bottom and then click I Agree or something similar. The reason is simple, the text is usually crammed into a tiny little space and worded so that even legal people would have a hard time working out what they are entitled to. In most cases these agreements basically remove your rights to refunds even if the software is defective and limit any liability to the cost of the software at best. (continue reading…)

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