[opensource-dev] Requesting Linden Response: Please move TPVPTopics to a different mailing list

Latif Khalifa latifer at streamgrid.net
Thu Apr 15 15:10:37 PDT 2010


On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 9:38 PM, VR Hacks <vrhacks at gmail.com> wrote:
[snip]
> B) Any developer who develops and/or distributes their viewer is
> "responsible" (please note the operative word, responsible) for whatever
> code they've implemented. In other words, it is up to them to a) debug their
> own code, b) write their own EULA, and c) define & implement a user support
> model. Should they choose to do none of the above, that is their choice, as
> well.
>
> Otherwise put, responsible and smart coders will *always* include a EULA
> with their binary distribution (regardless of whether or not it was designed
> to connect to the grid). Why? Because it sets end user expectation. It
> ensures you, as devs, will not end up in a infinite "support for free" loop,
> and importantly, it provides legal protection should your code have a bug
> that you did not catch.

A smart coder would read the policy himself/herself, and base their
decision based on their own understanding of it, not on an
interpretation of some random person on a mailing list who has no
stake in the matter whatsoever.

Latif


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