Reply to post: Re: An Attempt at Blame Shifting?

Apache Foundation rebuffs allegation it allowed Equifax attack

DavCrav

Re: An Attempt at Blame Shifting?

"That's a standard clause you will find in almost any software license (and similar in a huge amount of other contracts)

Basically, if you loose a stack of cash due to a fault, we will only pay for the cost of replacing the hardware / software.

You have to prove deliberate negligence to sue for more."

At least under UK law, since you haven't paid for free software, no contract at all has been formed (no consideration), so negligence would be very hard to prove. Especially if you signed something saying 'use at your own risk'.

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