Curious questions for all of our widget builders and companies who have released widgets:
- What liability is there, if any, to providing a widget for your application? Is the widget engine liable? Is the widget liable? Both?
- Do you support widgets as if they were a part of your application? Or are they ‘use at your own risk?’
- If you’re a SaaS company where no software is downloaded or installed, how do you manage sales taxes on Widgets? Aren’t widgets, in essence, a piece of software that you are distributing? What are the tax ramifications of that?
I ask because we’ve been advised that any documentation, media, or software that we distribute may have an impact on our company’s liability, support, and taxes. Is there a workaround or clause that excludes items like widgets?
This is especially important as Internet applications become more robust. My understanding of Apollo is that it may run as an application outside of a browser, but utilizing browser technology. What are the implications of that?
Please forward to any industry experts as you can. Thanks!