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[school-discuss] Disclaimer language for The Open CD
A local school district here in rural Upstate New York is interested in
distributing copies of The Open CD to students and community members,
but is concerned about "liability" issues. While I personally think that
free, open-source software is a terrific thing and understand the
implied "take it as it is" terms of the GPL and other legalese, I
understand the district's desire to head off any a) demands for "service
and support" and b) complaints that "that free stuff you gave me crashed
my computer". They would like a concise, easy to understand (by lay
users) disclaimer for the CDs that they would be distributing.
I have checked The Open CD's website (http://www.theopencd.org) and
cannot find any language there that would seem to fit the bill, but have
thought that rather than invent a blurb of my own, I might appeal to
members of this list who have either done this sort of thing already or
else might know where to steer me for this. Thanks very much for any
responses that can shared on this!
"Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem."
William of Ockham (ca. 1285-1349)