[OpenWrt-Devel] Disclaimer for user documentation?
bobafetthotmail at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 08:36:20 EDT 2018
On 28/07/2018 13:59, Sebastian Kemper wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm adding a page about FreeSWITCH to the OpenWrt user documentation. I would like to add a guide on setting up a configuration to use freeswitch with Ekiga, along the lines of a testing ground for people to use and play around with before they take on other endeavors.
> But I'm a bit reluctant to do it because if somebody sets up SIP connections wrongly it can cost them money (PBX getting hacked etc.). I don't want any blame for that.
> Can there maybe be a general disclaimer that disclaims any liability that users adding documentation can link to? I've searched if something like this exists already but didn't find anything.
> Kind regards,
> openwrt-devel mailing list
> openwrt-devel at lists.openwrt.org
In other articles where user error might cause issues we placed a banner
on top with a warning, like this
I personally don't think people writing the articles can be blamed
unless the guide they wrote is actually wrong. If users screw up that's
their own responsibility.
But I don't know the legal side of things, can someone actually sue
OpenWrt or try to go after the contributors if such things happen?
If others agree (I'm CCing this mail to other wiki maintainers) I can
add a new "Legal" page with link on the menu on the left where such
disclaimers can be placed.
In the meantime you can place any disclaimer you want in the warning box
at the top of your article, and be covered by that. A good starting
point is copy-pasting LineageOS's https://lineageos.org/legal/
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