Supplemental Rebuttal to Angela Walch’s Views on Software Devs as Fiduciaries

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Introduction

Unmodified Fiduciary Duties Barely Exist Today in Any Actual Commercial Relationship

If We Wanted to Impose Duties On Devs, We Would Not Make Them Fiduciaries, But Rather Would Impose More Specific Duties

If Fiduciary Duties Were Imposed On Devs, They Would Cope With Them The Same Way As In Other Industries, And Thus The Fiduciary Duties Would Effectively Become Contractual Duties Anyway

Reductio Ad Absurdum #1 — FOSS Devs Should Not Have More Liability To Free Software Users Than The CEO Of Apple Inc. Has To Apple Stockholders

Reductio Ad Absurdum #2 — FOSS Devs Should Not Have More Liability To Free Software Users Than Apple Inc. Has To Paying Apple Software Users Or Apple Inc.’s Developers Have To Paying Apple Software Users

Conclusion

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