The EU’s Product Liability Directive could kill open source

AI summary: The rise in software supply chain attacks has outpaced policy development, leading to a patchwork of global regulations. The EU’s Product Liability Directive (PLD) could potentially harm the open-source ecosystem due to ambiguous language that could target open-source software distributors. The PLD’s lack of clear definition surrounding commercial activity could result in open-source projects becoming unavailable in the EU due to liability issues. The article calls for more consistent open-source activism and global policy consistency to protect the open-source ecosystem.
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