On 19/05/11 19:59, legal-request(a)lists.fedoraproject.org wrote:
Re: [Fedora-legal-list] ssh enable and firewall open for sshd
connection by default after install who's legally liable?.
I think there is being a point missed here. As ambassador you are just
handing out a disk. You are not:
1. Putting it into a persons machine.
2. Installing it for them.
3. You have not been instructed by them to provide a service.
4. Maliciously and recklessly installing something, without their consent.
5. Providing them with a written/verbal guarantee that it will not eat
Probably a few other points I have missed.
I think the key protection here is that the end-user does not end up in
a service agreement, or has purchased a product, nor that Fedora is
deployed without his/her consent.
P.s.: Of course, there might be a weird and wonderful country, where
handing out free software is a crime, or anything free for that matter.
However unlikely that is! But legal systems are weird and wonderful like
a bunch of parrots.
Tristan Santore BSc MBCS
Network and Infrastructure Operations
Former Thawte Notary
(Please note: Thawte has closed its WoT programme down,
and I am therefore no longer able to accredit trust)
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