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From: Allison Randal <allison@lohutok.net>
To: linux-spdx@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [ASIS-2 patch 0/2] Deep review of 'AS IS' disclaimers - part 2
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2019 15:17:26 -0400
Message-ID: <3a3a967e-f9cf-d947-7ac8-bf34a44c9b15@lohutok.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190605124351.631687404@linutronix.de>

On 6/5/19 8:43 AM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> This is the second variant of disclaimer modifications. Two patterns which
> express it different, but similar:
> 
> Standard disclaimer:
> 
>     this program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful
>     but without any warranty without even the implied warranty of
>     merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose
> 
> Modified disclaimer 1:
> 
>     software distributed under the license is distributed on an as is basis
>     without warranty of any kind either express or implied see the license
>     for the specific language governing rights and limitations under the
>     license
> 
> Modified disclaimer 2:
> 
>    this driver software is distributed as is without any warranty of any
>    kind either express or implied as further specified in the gnu public
>    license
> 
> Both are explicitely under GPLv2 and both refer to the specific disclaimer
> wording in the GPLv2 license.
> 
> So as with ASIS-1, I don't see anything contradicting or substantially
> different.

Again, agreed. The added wording "as is", "of any kind", and "either
express or implied" were all copied from GPLv2, and so don't disclaim
anything more than the license already did.

Allison

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-05 12:43 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-05 12:43 ` [ASIS-2 patch 1/2] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 186 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-05 16:07   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-08 19:18   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-05 12:43 ` [ASIS-2 patch 2/2] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 439 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-05 16:07   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
2019-06-08 19:18   ` Allison Randal
2019-06-08 19:17 ` Allison Randal [this message]

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