I have also changed the spelling of licence to license since that's how it
is all over the gnu website. lol Guess the Americans win this round. ;)
On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 7:40 PM, C R <caj...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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. :)
> 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.
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