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When I read a software license, what I see is a bunch of officious, mind-numbing lawyerly doublespeak. Blah, blah, blah.. Over time, I've begrudgingly come to the conclusion that, like lawyers, death, and taxes, choosing a software license is inevitable. Of course, it doesn't matter if yours are the only human eyes that will ever see the code. But a proper software license is a necessary evil for any code you plan to release to the public.
DannyBee on May 19, The all-caps is because of conspicuousness, yes, but there are other requirements. To exclude the implied warranty of fitness, the exclusion must be in writing and be conspicuous. Thus, fine print disclaimer may be inoperative. If an express warranty is also given, words or conduct relevant to its creation and words or conduct tending to negate or limit a warranty must be construed whenever reasonable as consistent with each other. Any words of disclaimer or modification of warranty should be strictly construed against the seller.