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From: Allison Randal <allison@lohutok.net>
To: linux-spdx@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [GOODTITLE patch 0/8] Deep review of the 'good title' disclaimer variant
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2019 16:38:44 -0400
Message-ID: <473c72f1-3be5-7af5-fcf0-027187b31100@lohutok.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190605150056.362919274@linutronix.de>

On 6/5/19 11:00 AM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> The following modified disclaimer is beyond my competence so I refrain from
> commenting on it and leave it to our lawyer friends to make sense of it.
> 
> 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 see the gnu general
>     public license for more details
> 
> Modified 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 good title or non
>     infringement see the gnu general public license for more details
> 
> The extra bit is: "good title or non infringement"

My understanding is that the warranties of title and noninfringement are
standard implied warranties, so GPLv2 already disclaims them by
disclaiming any implied warranties. But, this seems more legally
nuanced, so I'll wait to review until some of the lawyers comment.

Allison

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Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-05 15:00 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-05 15:00 ` [GOODTITLE patch 1/8] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 66 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-05 15:00 ` [GOODTITLE patch 2/8] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 107 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-05 15:00 ` [GOODTITLE patch 3/8] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 169 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-05 15:01 ` [GOODTITLE patch 4/8] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 293 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-05 15:01 ` [GOODTITLE patch 5/8] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 337 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-05 15:01 ` [GOODTITLE patch 6/8] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 415 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-05 15:01 ` [GOODTITLE patch 7/8] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 425 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-05 15:01 ` [GOODTITLE patch 8/8] treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 492 Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-08 20:38 ` Allison Randal [this message]
2019-06-10  3:28   ` [GOODTITLE patch 0/8] Deep review of the 'good title' disclaimer variant Richard Fontana

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