warranty (was: Re: press release critique)

João Miguel Neves jneves at ieee.org
Thu May 3 09:07:08 UTC 2001

> BTW: this is a big issue. AFAIK according to German (and Austrian) law,
> you automatically provide warranty protection of some sort even when you
> transfer a copy without a fee. This is probably also true in other
> countries.

I think you're right on this. I've been told that here in Portugal only
the only way to avoid having to provide warranty protection is to put
the software in public domain (note: I never confirmed this). If this is
like this in most other european countries, I think we just found the
first lobbying task for FSFE: making the GPL legal in europe.

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