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  • Tell people what to do and they don't listen. Help them and they don't thank you. Give them something and they ask for more, or complain when they are unable to use it.

    I always make a point of trying to email people to thank them for things I use. I know I can't thank everyone individually, but I try to add something a little positive to what I'm sure is an increasingly negative inbox...

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    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
  • He should damned know that it's free software and use at your own risk.

    this is obviously another clueless user show his frustration to the wrong people.

    for you, it is unpleasent to wake up with in the morning. but this could happen to any project. so please don't let that discourage you from the wonderful nms project.
    • Free software is not alone: Microsoft and its suppliers provide the Software and support services (if any) AS IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS, and hereby disclaim all other warranties and conditions, whether express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, any (if any) implied warranties, duties or conditions of merchantability, of fitness for a particular purpose, of reliability or availability, of accuracy or completeness of responses, of results, of workmanlike effort, of lack of viruses, and of lack
  • Dear Concerned User,

    As you are surely aware, this software was licensed to you under the terms of the GPL or the Artistic License. Please pay special attention to the following clauses:

    From the GPL:

    NO WARRANTY

    11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,

    • I was just about to suggest deleting the mail and giving the fact that most people are idiots no further thought, but this is even better.
      • unfortunately those disclaimers are not valid in all countries. Anyway, nms is a great project. keep up the good work.
  • A liability notice should do for the legal threats at least. Perhaps you should have one up and point the guy at it (no warranty or suitability for any purpose, don't sue me if you can't lock down your own server etc etc)