[OpenWrt-Devel] Disclaimer for user documentation?

Alberto Bursi bobafetthotmail at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 14:50:12 EDT 2018

On 29/07/2018 19:53, Sebastian Kemper wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 02:36:20PM +0200, Alberto Bursi wrote:
>> 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/
> I'll not put up a guide right now as the liability situation is
> uncertain. I'll just provide basic infos about some of the packages.
> Kind regards,
> Seb

Let me clarify as it seems I didn't get my point through:

there is no legal office in OpenWrt so this discussion might never go 
beyond this chat between me and you and a few other guys that aren't 

If you really want to both post the article and be sure you aren't held 
liable for user error, I would recommend to look up
what would disclaim all liability in your country and just place a 
banner with that text in the article
(which afaik should be the same as LineageOS's for EU and USA, all 
disclaimers I've seen around look the same)
instead of waiting indefinitely for some definitive answer that isn't 
likely to come.

Any edit to the wiki is logged and can be rolled back, maintainers are 
notified of any edit,
if we see someone making shenanigans with the articles we revert the 
page to its previous state pretty quickly.
So the banner you place won't disappear.

What I was wondering in my answer (and why I CC other maintainers) is 
what would happen for most of the documentation in the wiki that lacks 
such disclaimers.
Because you know, failure to secure basic stuff like wifi or firewall or 
VPN will cause massive issues too, and
we may or may not have liability disclaimers in place for that.


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