I’ve created a simple plugin for Confluence that I’m close to submitting to the marketplace. Before I do, I have a basic question about liability protection, especially for the small or individual developers: how do you protect yourself against liability?
The likelihood is pretty small, and there’s nothing in my plugin to indicate it would be special in this regard, but if my plugin has a defect that causes material harm to the user–say, lost revenue–what protections should I consider before making it available? Has anyone else explored how best to protect yourself? (Those of you not in the US might not understand how common lawsuits here are. Worse, even if there’s no merit I would still be responsible for attorney’s feed, which can get quite sizable.)
I assume a company would have insurance that covers this, but this is just me and I want to make sure I’m not putting myself or my family at financial risk.