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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 10:40:13 -0500
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Bernd Jendrissek writes:
> No, they (RedHat at least, IIRC) also sell something less tangible: the
> guarantee that the software is legally GPL'ed, and an indemnity to defend
> you in court over your use of the software, if it ever comes to that.

Under US law you have no liability for use of the software.  If you make no
copies other than transient ones incidental to use you are not infringing
any copyrights.  The risk is, if anything, less than with closed source.

> Does anyone know if any insurance companies offer policies that cover
> this sort of thing?

John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin

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