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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-26 14:33:24

Does the "as is" really add anything that the sentence doesn't already state?

 "This software is provided without express or implied warranty,
 and with no claim as to its suitability for any purpose."

seems clear enough "as is"!


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> > 5. Disclaimers such as "AS IS" are strongly discouraged - they are
> > viewed as a statement that the file may or may not contain other
> > copyrighted or patented work. Disclaimers weaken the copyrights
> > granted. 90% of the time this is where I get involved in a review -
> > usually reviewing the authors history and the specific material to
> > determine if this is something the author just threw in thinking it
> > protected them or is specifically intended to mislead. I've had
> > pieces of code that I've reviewed that are under the GPL that are
> > handed off "AS IS".
> Ouch. Can you ask your lawyers how library authors can protect
> themselves from lawsuits over software malfunction without raising the
> idea that the software itself may be stolen work?
> --
> David Abrahams
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