[wp-hackers] Plugin update & security / privacy
andy at yellowswordfish.com
Mon Sep 24 19:00:11 GMT 2007
Where in the GPL? I don't see it?
It says nothing about data harvesting without consent.
Anyway - this is my last input on this. I was simply trying to be
helpful. I can imagine someone here in Europe having a field day in
the courts and press with this one should they so wish.
On 07:24 PM | Mon 24 Sep 07, at 07:24 PM | 24 Sep 07, Moritz
'morty' Struebe wrote:
> The GPL covers this. You should sometimes read the license for the
> code you use:
> NO WARRANTY
> 11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO
> FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT
> OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES
> PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER
> OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
> MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE
> RISK AS
> TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE
> PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY
> REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
> 12. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN
> WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR
> REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR
> INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
> OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT
> TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES
> SUSTAINED BY
> YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH
> ANY OTHER
> PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
> POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
> Andy Staines wrote:
>> Actually the WP devs DO need to worry about it and it does make a
>> difference. It matters not where the code originated they could
>> still find themselves on the receiving end of a legal case IF it
>> is illegal and someone decides to make an issue out of it. They
>> should at least consult someone with knowledge in the field. Cases
>> like this can get very messy and generate lots of bad publicity.
>> I'd be surprised it it's legal in the USA.
>> On 06:19 PM | Mon 24 Sep 07, at 06:19 PM | 24 Sep 07, Otto wrote:
>>> Don't have any idea about legality. But unless the wordpress.org
>>> are in europe, I don't think it makes any difference.
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