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Questions tagged [warranty]

For questions about providing or disclaiming a warranty when distributing or supporting open source software.

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GPLv3 disclaimer ineffective?

GPLv3: Acceptance Not Required for Having Copies. You are not required to accept this License in order to receive or run a copy of the Program. But if Acceptance Not Required to run a ...
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Final product warranty vs MIT licensed FreeRTOS warranty disclaimer

I want to base my embedded project on FreeRTOS, modify the original source code of FreeRTOS (strip some functionality, remove some unused code, increase reliability), write my application specific ...
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If I use GPLv3, am I responsible for the damage caused by my program?

For example, deleting files from a user's computer, or transferring personal data from a user's computer to someone?
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Do I need to provide additional disclaimers when releasing code related to taxes?

I wrote a few scripts to help with doing my US Federal taxes this year. To do things like estimating sales tax and parsing information from 1099 forms. I wanted to post this code on GitHub in case ...
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Is zlib license no-waranty no-liability clause enough for US and EU law?

Is zlib license no-waranty no-liability clause enough to not get sued in European Union and United States of America? zlib license no-waranty no-liability clause: This software is provided 'as-is',...
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Do I need to protect myself against liability (loss of data)

I've written my first app, to process images (user photos) on the phone. It writes to the jpegs on the phone, and maybe I'll add functionality to delete selected images. Do I need to protect myself ...
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GPL vs. obligatory warranty

There are many countries on the world, where distributing products means to accept an obligatory warranty well. More clearly: if you buy a mainboard, and it is bad, the seller must re-take it (with ...
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Can I change the caps to lowercase in licenses?

The well-known MIT (or "X11/MIT" license reads): Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), ...