Disclaimer, Liability & Copyright etc,
For pages pointing to this page, usually with this graphic
Some (but not necessarily all) of which may have been
authored at least in part by
- Author of this
page is a Freelance
Internet, Unix & C, & systems engineering
consultant, Business enquiries are
- Pages that point here with their Copyright footer, have
usually been created by me, or assigned or entrusted
their copyright to me (Though of course
any page on the Internet could point at this disclaimer so
there's no guarantee I wrote some page pointing
- Some pages that point here may have been created on behalf
- This author
reserve all Copyrights etc, to pages pointing with a copyright
type footer to this page.
- Do not blame me for content of every last page on the
Internet that might point here: I can not stop others
pointing here too, should they choose to for their
- The author of this footer page is associated with various
commercial computer consultancy companies etc, including
Limited & BSDPIE
- The author is a member of various
technical & social clubs in Munich etc.
The author usually avoids using HTML features that may annoy or
break for some etc (OK, a few valign have slipped through -
Shrug). (Unless a paying customer wants a particular feature,
but then that's on their site, not my site).
There's no cookies on Berklix. No there never were any, even
before I noticed 2104_02_12 that EU now required people be able
to turn them off.
No there's no frames.
No there's no Java or Java script either.
Yes you can use a simple text browser such as lynx on most
No there's no damn annoying eye catching flashing gimmicks.
No there's no paid adverts. All links are free, unpaid, usually
there just 'cos I felt reader might find them relevant, &
occasionally cos I was doing a favour pointing to a friend's
No the pages do not have Google Analytics (or equivalent)
embedded in them (which would slow access & feed google as
well as page owners.
No you'r not being logged, I'm too busy to care who or how many
But if you want to know (some of) the info you give to every
page on the web you visit, Try My Printenv
Timezones: A lot of pages have reference to Europe, Munich,
London, etc, people there may be
asleep while you are wide awake,
don't always expect to
phone them or get a quick email reply.
- There's always some, lack of time to check & fix! If
you report one: Thanks! Please quote both the exact URL you
were currently at, & the one you were clicking on that
failed, as I have too many servers & files to search
Spelling & polite phraseology & Style Sheets etc
I have too many
to maintain all spellings & URL pointers &
phraseology to perfection.
Yes I could spell better, No I don't have time. Yes I have a
spell checker. Yes some of them are just typographic errors, No
they're not all typographic, some are genuine errors on my
part. Yes I speak foreign languages, No they don't all spell
the same word quite the same, (& then there's the permuted
trade names similar to words in natural human languages, to add
more confusion. Yes I know how to spell some errors here
correctly. As you doubtless don't want to pay me to spell check
all pages, don't waste time suggesting I do it.
Yes some things could be phrased better, No editing web
pages is not the purpose of my life, & I'm not paid to
tweak non business pages.
Web ornamental style ? : Same answer applies.
Want more HTML features &/or style sheets etc ? Not from
me, unless you want to be a paying customer.
If you are not paying, just be grateful I took the time to type
information at all !
Why did I write this ? Too many with nothing better to do used
to want to waste my time.
Yes I know my written German grammar is poor. If you are a
native German speaker, you are welcome to send improvements.
You could also translate
English German & some French, etc. I see illogical
inconsistencies in what is `correct' English grammar, as well
as defects in German etc. Human languages are not designed, but
thrown together, & it shows. I'm not motivated to spend
time learning illogical constructs. I look forward to the
growing global mass of future non native English speakers with
similar attitude ironing out illogical constructs in English,
to improve the language.
Factual corrections are welcome, but please include the URL
(web reference) , as I have too many servers & files
through otherwise. My email address
Concerning data & links in & under directories
home page, & organisation pages maintained for eg BIM, MECC, Beer Gardeners etc,
- I make no recommendation for or against, & disclaim
liability for people, companies & organisations
referenced by URL or otherwise. Links are there because they
might be interesting or have some relevance to the text. I
might approve, deplore, or have no opinion of the linked page
(which content may have also changed since).
- Occasionally you may even find a URL points to some
domain that's been sold to someone else with different
content. I disclaim that too. I also won't know to correct it
unless you Mail
- I disclaim liability for local copies of information
provided by others, the local copy is merely for my
convenience. Go search for & read the original
- If information is misleading, wrong, obsolete, etc
me. I make no particular effort to maintain information,
what was once true may well no longer be etc, & vice
versa. It probably merely was thought to be true, when I
wrote it, or was sent it.
- NO I don't check everything I write or get sent. It might
be wrong or misleading, Check it yourself if you want to rely
- No I don't keep a log of old pages & changes. I could
do that on pages I was paid to write for customers, I won't
do it on stuff I write free.
- Web server sites & associates are not liable for
information provided or referenced within my web directory
- I disclaim all liability for any wrong translations. I'm a qualified computer
consultant, not a language professional.
- I disclaim all liability for information not being
available if servers crash, configurations break, power
failure, or other human or machine error. Data is made
available on a best effort basis, & is on multiple
redundancy servers, but if you want real reliability, you
must pay me for professional service.
- I disclaim any & all other possible & conceivable
& inconceivable responsibility !
- Some law court apparently came up with a really foolish
ruling that URL pointers need to be disclaimed, else are
considered to be reccomending remote content as agreed with
by the source pointer. Doubtless similar daft rulings have
occurred in more than one country by now, & hopefully
been overturned by more sensible & more senior judges
elsewhere. Such a ruling is farcical idiocy, it could kill
the web, local pointers have no control of changing remote
content, expiring domains then bought by random advertisers
of objectionable or illegal products & services (it's
happened to me too, I once found by chance, one of my
computer science links had become a porn site, as domain
owner had not paid renewal fee I guess, & domain had then
been bought by some porn outfit), plus many web authors have
no time to thoroughly check remote content which may only
contain some limited relevance, depending on views of writer
& reader, plus web pages writers like me have better
things to do in life, unpaid, than constantly check where all
their links point. Readers are lucky when URLs exist at all,
when writers have even bothered to write a page in the first
place, let alone adding links; readers can always use a
search engine instead/ as well if they want (though one
wonders if judges emitting daft rulings realise search
engines too work by cruising & pre indexing links, under
automatic criteria, Not with human intelligence), or use a
public library censored perhaps by your local government,
& paid for perhaps by your taxes, if you want to be
`protected' by the `Nanny knows best' state ;-).
- I hereby formally disclaim all my URLs ! Any content the
far end of click-able links may interest you, or may be stuff
you, I or both of us think inappropriate wrong, or offensive,
or criminal. Neither of us will know until we look again, as
the domain or page owner or content may have changed. Stupid
that some combo. of laws/ lawyers/ judges/ public or private
prosecutors want the blatantly obvious stated else they'll
assume what they choose to be most bone headed damaging to
web authors.! Most domains expire each year, unless renewal
is paid, those domains can then be bought by almost anyone on
the planet, & then who knows what nasty content might be
put there. At 2011_08 I have 34,500 web refs; 29,200 if one
excludes to berklix; 23,600 if one also excludes # local
refs, 22,800 if one excludes a few other trusted domains
As calculated by eg:
No one pays me to maintain all those links. Probably
many do not get checked for years on end.
Caveat Emptor. & You paid nothing & are entitled to
nothing. Do not use my links if you don't want a
risk of a jump into the blue. If you do find some link that
seems wrong, please let me know the Exact
URLs (web refs) From & To, so I can correct it.
find . -type f | xargs grep href= | wc
find . -type f | xargs grep href= | grep -v berklix | wc
find . -type f | xargs grep href= | grep -v berklix| grep -v # | wc
find . -type f | xargs grep href= | grep -v berklix| grep -v # | grep -v mhlclinics | grep -v consol.de | grep -v bsn.com | grep -v bsd.org | wc
- Laws, courts, rulings in different countries, vary over
time. Some have contempt laws. As on old maps: There be
Dragons. One can only hope certain foolishness is rectified
- I disclaim all recommendation of all my URLs, and every
site I point to, even other parts of my own. The pointers are
merely there because the remote content may or may not
have some relevance or accuracy to pointing section, but I
can't guarantee all content is up to date, no time & not paid to. In fact, more
accurately, I can guarantee some is Not up to date.
- My views are mine, (unless I've changed them & not
updated my text), my views don't represent my employers,
customers, fellow drinkers, neighbours or their dogs ;-) ie use
- These pages are not legally definitive, not offers of
- 170+ Foreign National & Unenforceable Legal Systems ?
or 1 international Copyright convention ?
Some aggressive money grubbers at a map service in Germany,
claim that even setting a URL pointer to part of their site
is not allowed & a breach of copyright (some contest that). Doubtless there
are similar fools elsewhere also claiming black is white.
What German, British, American & Chinese etc law might
say or not say about such a claim I don't know, but most
except Germans operating in Germany won't even care. It won't
have any relation to eg how Australians constructing a tour
guide web site of Europe might
see their Australian law. The web is full of idiots who seem
to think their petty national law is of wide relevance to
others, when it's not. Another petty national example: the
USA's aggressive Millennium act. No relevance outside the
USA. The World Wide Web is global, any web page on earth can
point at any other web page on the planet, served from any
point on the planet, edited by any national (or stateless
person) from any other country on the planet, or in
international waters. Get the drift ?! What concerns
many, me included, is to respect International Copyright
conventions, not 170+ national sets of weirdness.
- Many jurisdictions assert no contract exists until money
changes hands. No web reader has ever paid me any money for
what I write (except corporate pages paid for by companies) ,
& I expect never will, & I owe no responsibility to
anyone to create or maintain accurate information I
personally choose to publish unpaid, (though I do welcome
- English law applies. Legal venue is Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.
Copyright Of Web Pages Pointing To This Page
- Copyright Julian H. Stacey, Munich 1995 - 2012.
Applies to all pages that bear a URL pointer to this statement,
(EG: most pages accessed from below a ~jhs/ or berklix URL +
some others.) Copyright also for pages where the data is in a
subdirectory, but I've written or generated the holding
directory or index etc.
- I will likely grant any copy request free of charge, but I
do not formally grant the information to the public domain. In
particular, I would be unhappy with wholesale theft for
competitive sites etc, or people misusing my resume for other
than the intended purpose (encouraging job offers ),
I would of course object to my data being twisted out of
context, or misrepresented etc.
- Other than that I'm not trying to withhold anything,
clearly the information is there to be accessed.
- If in doubt, mail me.