I included a reminder about the warranty it because it's included in big
bold letters in the about information for GIMP. I have no basis for judging
whether that's necessary or not, other than someone thought it was worth
shouting digitally about. :)

-C

On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 7:13 PM, Gez <lis...@ohweb.com.ar> wrote:

> El vie, 18-09-2015 a las 14:10 -0300, Gez escribió:
>
> > "The program itself is governed by the terms of the GNU General
> > Public
> > License (GPL) which ensures that users have freedom to use the
> > program
> > with any purpose, study and modify its source code and share
> > modifications to the community. You are allowed and encouraged to
> > share
> > the program with your friends and colleagues, install it in your
> > school
> > or organization and use it for any purpose.
> > If you're planning to modify the program and re-distribute it with
> > your
> > modifications, make sure that you make the source code available too.
> > That's the only obligation required by the license.
> > Follow [this link] if you need more information abut the GNU General
> > Public License."
>
> I missed the "no warranty" bit. Is it really necessary? If yes, why?
> Is it some required legal waiver or just a kind way of saying "don't
> blame us if something went wrong and you lose your work"?
>
> Personally I find that kind of stuff really unnecessary. It's like
> making an excuse in advance: "look, it may fail, don't blame us".
> If someone wants to sue you I don't think the "no warranty" claim will
> make any difference. But seriously, who would do that?
>
> I've been working with software for 20 years, I've lost count of the
> times I've lost work because software failed, crashed or froze.
> I may or may not cursed the software and its makers when that happened,
> but never thought about suing the makers for the half hour of work I
> lost because I forgot to hit CTRL+S (or CTRL+E :-p)
>
> That being said, GIMP is probably the most stable software I use, which
> makes that remark even more unnecessary.
>
> Gez.
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