Warranty in next version of CC licenses
evan at wikitravel.org
Mon Jan 26 21:45:07 EST 2004
>>>>> "JBN" == J B Nicholson-Owens <jbn at forestfield.org> writes:
JBN> Perhaps I'm misunderstanding your point, but I don't think an
JBN> illegitimate warranty achieves that end, and someone who
JBN> hadn't cleared the rights for distributing the work or a
JBN> derivative of the work wouldn't be stopped by the appearance
JBN> of a warranty clause in the license covering the work they
JBN> were about to illicitly share or build upon. In the free
JBN> software world, the most popular free software licenses tell
JBN> you there is no warranty; the warranty clause says (roughly)
JBN> you get to keep both parts if it breaks.
That's pretty much what the warranty clause in the CC licenses say
right now, too. But they also say that the author has cleared the
rights for the work.
The question isn't about _adding in_ a warranty clause. It's about
removing one that's already there. My question is: why remove it?
Evan Prodromou <evan at wikitravel.org>
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