"End user licence agreements (EULA) are nobody's favorite
reading. Users of free and open source software (FOSS), who are
accustomed to licences that give no warranty and admit no
liability, may be even less inclined to read EULAs than most
computer users. Perhaps, though, we should start. Over the last few
years, commercial GNU/Linux distributions have been wrestling with
the question of whether users should be indemnified in the event
that a third party patent is upheld--and, in some cases, their
answers are starting to appear in their EULAs. However, whether
these varying answers offer better protection than the GNU General
Public License remains unproven.
"Until recently, EULAs in GNU/Linux have been short and to the
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