Archive for August 11, 2003

Monday, August 11, 2003

Drives and Stuff

Nicholas Riley explains devices, partitions, volumes, and disk images.

GPL in Germany

InfoWorld (via Gary Robinson):

Regarding such legal principles as liability and warranty, the GPL clauses have absolutely no legal validity. Under the license, developers and distributors of open software are not liable for any problems with their products. The GPL avoids any wording that could imply liability. Such a license is simply unenforceable under German, or even European Union law for that matter.

What about other software licenses that disclaim liability?

Patterns of Software

Richard Gabriel’s Patterns of Software: Tales from the Software Community is now online (via Lambda).