[oclug] Bcast2000 Chilled
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Mon Mar 4 21:54:29 EST 2002
On Mon, 4 Mar 2002 21:37:30 -0500
Dave Edwards <dle1 at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> On Monday 04 March 2002 09:02 pm, Francis J. A. Pinteric wrote:
> > Today I have no time.
> I assume this is want you want. From the URL upthread:
> After a long period of deliberation on the matter, Broadcast 2000 has
> been removed from public access due to excessive liability.
Exuse me? How is the following relevant?
> In recent months the line between warranty exemption and liability
> has become increasingly blurred as more companies have liquidated
> and more individuals have begun to seek compensation.
> We've already seen several organizations win lawsuits against
> GPL/warranty free software writers because of damage that software
> caused to the organization.
I presume you are insisting that they previde the full details of that or
you will sue them, and that they pay the costs that you incurr on perusing
your rights. DO NOT TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT. As far as I know NOBODY has
won an anti-GPL suitl. Even if it were true, call their buff and they
will fold. There is a basis for a suit of denial of service against
unreasonable grounds. SUE THEM. SUE THEM. SUE THEM. And APPEAL APPEAL
APPEAL. In a decade or two we can win.
> Several involved the RIAA vs mp3/p2p
> software writers. Several involved the MPAA vs media player authors.
> You might say that warranty exemption has become quite meaningless
> in today's economy.
> While not related to either of these cases the distribution of
> Broadcast 2000 enhanced to unacceptable levels the risk of an
> individual experiencing significant financial damage due to the
> extremely expensive nature of high end video production and
> the high risk inherent in professional video business
> This has forced us to reconsider our liability protection at this
> time. We still plan to continue offering minor works for download
> and in the coming years, as the liability issues surrounding open
> source software are resolved, we expect to issue newer major
SUE THEM AND THEIR INSURANCE COMPANY.
None of which is relavent to the thread that I was discussing.
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