The Register: Open source developers face new warranty threat
Jan 16, 2002, 09:56 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"If there's one thing free software developers hate
more than writing documentation, it's fighting a long-drawn out and
unglamorous legal battle. But the latest episode in the UCITA saga
bodes ill for any free software author based in the United States.
According to Richard Stallman, burdening free software
developers with implied warranties threatens the community with
UCITA is the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, and
it's written by a 110-year old US quango, the National Conference
of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL), which seeks to
harmonise state laws. Usually after several years of public
hearings, draftings and redraftings."