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Reminder that if someone's FLOSS project breaks your shit it's your fault for using that software not their fault for introducing bugs, deliberately or not.

Disclaimer of Warranty.
THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND…SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

Limitation of Liability.
IN NO EVENT…WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER…BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES…EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES

@nytpu If only auditing dependencies was a normalized part of software development instead of just slurping up as many as possible and discounting them as externalities.

@theruran Well the licenses do say “unless otherwise stated in writing…” The intent behind that is so you can sell support contracts that do provide a warranty but you could just provide written notices if you really do want to be held liable when your software breaks lol. Or just strip the warranty disclaimer off of the MIT or BSD licenses

@nytpu @theruran I like this arrangement: Avoid being legally liable to random strangers on the internet, whilst still being able to offer other arrangements to those I know in some form or other.

@nytpu @theruran On the otherhand if the EULA for some proprietary software you bought includes such a warranty disclaimer I consider that illegitimate. But then I consider proprietary software illegitimate anyways!

@nytpu don't use it unless you're prepared to fork it.

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