On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 10:32 AM, Dmitry Marakasov <amd...@amdmi3.ru> wrote: > * Mark Linimon (lini...@lonesome.com) wrote: > >> The author orginally contacted us with a legal threat because we were >> not in compliance with the 28-day clause. A long, acrimonious disucssion >> ensued. In that discussion, the author was asked "if we agree to meet >> that condition going forward, would you guarantee that this would remove >> any further legal threat?" and he said yes ... >> >> for now. >> >> But that he reserved the right to change his mind later. >> >> *depending* on what we did or did not do in the future -- not just in >> adhering to the *existing clauses* like the "significant" clause or >> "renamed" clause -- both of which he mentioned would be part of any >> lawsuit. >> >> Legally indefensible? Of course. Would that prevent a lawsuit being >> filed? No. Anyone can sue anyone for anything. > > Well, if you insist I of course won't commit it. But the whole thing > disappoints me greately, cause I was pretty sure at least FreeBSD > developers won't be affected by a mere FUD. Do you honestly think > the probability of Tuomo suing us is higher of, say, me suing, well, > us? And that anything will change by us not providing a port we > have absolutely totally utterly 100% right to provide? That is > just silly. > > The port from now on is available here (removed from people.freebsd.org): > http://mirror.amdmi3.ru/ports/ion3-20090110.port.tar
You can start a fork of it, change its name, its license, and keep it as a separate project... people will use the same software with another name. Everybody will be happy and we won't have a Tuomo's software inside ports collection again. -- Renato Botelho _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"