On Thu, Oct 01, 2009 at 03:14:17PM +0400, Dmitry Marakasov wrote: > * Mark Linimon (lini...@lonesome.com) wrote: > > > As a reminder, the last time this software was in the ports tree, the > > developer threatened us with a lawsuit. This repeats what he has > > previously done to several other BSDs and several Linux distributions. > > This is why ports for his software are no longer available for these > > platforms. > > > > Whether the license has changed or not, the fact that the author feels > > the desire to use lawsuits to achieve his goals makes his software too > > much of a liability for FreeBSD to redistribute. > > Well we can set RESTRICTED if that's a problem, then we will not be > distributing anything. I can mirror a distfile under my personal > responsibility.
The license forbids this software to be in the tree, so with my portmgr hat on I ask you not to add this to the tree again. > > Actually I think that the weirdnesses of an author should not be a > reason against using useful software or making it available for use Such is the legal system, and we are at the authors whim. -erwin > by other people, if there's no real legal threat. They may be a cause > for stagnation/death of a project, but that's another story. > As another argument, Debian and Ubuntu haven't ever removed packages > for ion3, just making a user agree with that the software may be > obsolete and unsupported. I believe they know what they're doing. > > But I'll still mail ahze (who removed the port) and adamw (who > maintained it last). > > -- > Dmitry Marakasov . 55B5 0596 FF1E 8D84 5F56 9510 D35A 80DD F9D2 F77D > amd...@amdmi3.ru ..: jabber: amd...@jabber.ru http://www.amdmi3.ru > _______________________________________________ > freebsd-po...@freebsd.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-ports > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-ports-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" -- Erwin Lansing http://droso.org Prediction is very difficult especially about the future er...@freebsd.org
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