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Since the FAQ allows the topic of software licensing, I think it would be a good idea to put a legal disclaimer in the FAQ addressing the issue that the opinions expressed on the site do not … constitute expert legal advice. I keep seeing this concern being raised, mainly that the opinions being expressed are just that, opinions and that an attorney needs to be sought for expert advice on …
asked Nov 24 '11 by user39741
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My question "Can we ship libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll with our installer?" was put on hold. The legal tag says: Questions about legal problems which may arise during software development or … questions about software law, patents and copyrights in general. I do not get why legal questions are discouraged if we have a legal tag (seems to be a contradiction). On the other hand sometimes …
asked Nov 23 '15 by Horst Walter
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: Technically not legal by Apple but you should google the term Hackintosh. And I say this as a person with 3 genuine macs within arms reach. The OP wanted me to repost that comment as an … posting an answer that that could end up looking like it endorses a not fully legal process. And I say not fully legal rather than illegal, because Apple doesn't seem to be doing anything with shutting …
asked Dec 3 '17 by Peter M
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I know legal issues are in the faq as on-topic but I could not find an existing discussion of it. Do legal questions such as the iPhone issue or non-paying customer question really have a place here … ? I think that providing amateur legal advice (even if it is good) is a disservice to the community and it would be better if we were to close these as off-topic. It seems these topics always end up …
asked Jun 1 '11 by Jeremy
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In this question, I had a disagreement with the original asker about whether a legal advice / software licensing question is on topic. I now think that I was wrong when I voted to close originally … , but that's a bit beside the point... Context: Here's the help center about what's on topic (abbeviated): If you have a question about... ... software licensing and it is not about... ... legal
asked Mar 30 '15 by durron597
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the moderator who performed the deletion and he suggested I start a discussion here at Meta. Looking for related discussions, I found "What types of legal questions are on-topic here?", for which … the top answer suggests a legal question would be on-topic if it asks something in general terms (and off-topic if it asks for personal legal advice.) But a general, relevant-to-programmers …
asked Jan 16 by Lutz Prechelt
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I answered a legal question, with the usual disclaimer about not being a lawyer. My answer was not only down-voted for this, but, when I tried to discuss why it was down-voted, my comments were … . Should users refrain from providing opinions on legal questions, even where they are confident the answer is correct and helpful? I'm now afraid to do so in fear of zealous moderation. Question has …
asked Mar 12 '13 by Carl Smith
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Stack Overflow about compliance. These are generally closed as not strictly about programming with the recommendation that the OP ask legal questions on Law.SE; however, several OPs have objected …
asked Apr 13 '18 by EJoshuaS
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specific license from questions about copyright of code, patents on algorithms, and so on. However, people do still ask questions about copyright, trademark, or other legal issues that are best answered by … "copyright, patent, or trademark law" with a footnote that legal questions should be directed toward a lawyer. In the comments, Yannis Rizos brings up the point that people will still ask off-topic …
asked Jan 25 '12 by Thomas Owens
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[law] is good enough for legal questions on Pogrammers.SE since every question about legal issues more or less comes with an ask a lawyer anyway disclaimer, and legal questions while allowed aren't a primary focus of this site. …
asked Jan 9 '12 by Ryathal
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is about copyright which is a legal matter. Legal questions are off topic here as software developers are not qualified to give legal advice. Quote taken from here, which is actually a bad example … , as the question is really about a legal issue. It was just the most recent question where copyright was cited as close reason. On the other hand, the "What can I ask about" page (https …
asked Feb 27 '14 by Bart van Ingen Schenau
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I would like to ask a question about software licensing. The help center says: If you have a question about... ... software licensing and it is not about... ... legal advice or aid It seems … -topic here? What types of legal questions are on-topic here? Reconciling "no legal advice" and "yes software licensing" [duplicate] …
asked Apr 1 '15 by durron597
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I'm looking at Form screenshot for legal proof of clicking one of the checkboxes? and it feels like a mostly legal problem rather than a software development question. We have visited legal … questions here on meta before (here and here) and the general consensus seems to be that questions pertaining to copyright, trademark, and licensing are fine but other legal concerns are best left to lawyers …
asked Dec 24 '11 by Adam Lear
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authoritatively answer questions involving the legal topic at hand (copyright law). I have searched Programmers Meta, and I find no evidence of such a consensus. To the contrary, I find a pronounced … lack of consensus. Relevant posts seem to be What types of legal questions are on-topic here?, Are software law questions off-topic here?, and “consult your lawyer” answers. Among those discussions …
asked Dec 21 '14 by T.C.
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who disclose vulnerabilities prior to alerting the vendor? What is the “default” software license? Should software patents be legal? Ethics, Clients, and legal repercussions. What legal … considerations do I need to have when programming? How would you want to see software intellectual property protected? Some of them have other problems, specially "Should software patents be legal?", but they are on-topic to me. This is my personal opinion. What you think? …
asked Dec 31 '10 by Maniero

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