French GPL-compatible License

Rui Miguel Seabra rms at
Mon Jul 12 08:50:08 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-07-12 at 09:24 +0200, Alexandre Dulaunoy wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Ricardo Andere de Mello wrote:
> > Brazil had some legal issues regarding to GPL, mainly because it says
> > for example that the distributor is not responsible for the software
> > (like "provided as is"), but in brazilian law there are some severe laws
> > to protect consumers that does not allow this.
> In the GNU  General Public License (11. and 12.),  there is a specific
> note for  that : TO THE  EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE  LAW (11.) and
> I don't think this was a real issue.

Besides that, it's a literary work. Does Brazil have legal issues with
books not providing responsability towards damage (for instance, one
could gain vision problems reading certain books)?

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