[svlug] Open Source Criticism Questions

Sanatan Rai sanat at stanford.edu
Sat Aug 23 10:58:13 PDT 2003

: > Think of it as shipping and handling not *of* the support contract, but
: > *in connection with* the support contract, the performance of which
: Well, in that respect, yes - the S&H might include materials and such;
: tangible products.  That was my main point - S&H on (essentially)
: intangibles.

	Now I am quite confused. What do shipping and handling have to
do with OSS? Is this what you are saying:

`In service contracts between two parties, there are often clauses
dealing with shipping and handling that are taken care of by a third
party. In those contracts the second party pushes its own liability onto
the shipping and handling people.  Likerwise, a commercial distributor
of OSS software should push the liability on to the OS developers.'

	Clarify please.


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