cvs commit: ports LEGAL MOVED UPDATING ports/www Makefile
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boris at brooknet.com.au
Tue Apr 11 11:52:05 UTC 2006
On 10/04/2006, at 6:56 PM, Sam Lawrance wrote:
> On 10/04/2006, at 4:44 PM, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
>> On Mon, 10 Apr 2006 01:16:35 -0500, Hiroki Sato <hrs at FreeBSD.org>
>>> "Jeremy Messenger" <mezz7 at cox.net> wrote
>>> in <op.s7ryswfh9aq2h7 at mezz.mezzweb.com>:
>>> me> On Fri, 07 Apr 2006 23:29:45 -0500, Maxim Sobolev
>>> <sobomax at FreeBSD.org>
>>> me> wrote:
>>> me> > I think the proper way is to mark the port restricted and
>>> let user
>>> me> > decide if his operating system is "Authorized" or not.
>>> me> I agree, change it to tell users to download from
>>> macromedia.com and put
>>> me> tarball in the distfiles directory. That should do.
>>> According to the EULA:
>>> - The Authorized Operating System is explicitly defined in the
>>> FreeBSD is not included.
>>> - Copying the software from one computer to another is also
>>> - Downloading the software from the distribution site means you are
>>> confirming your acceptance of the software and agreement to
>>> bound by the terms of the EULA.
>> Exactly, it's why I am suggesting to have users to go to
>> macromedia.com to download and put in their distfiles directory.
>>> So, strictly speaking downloading the distfile onto a FreeBSD box
>>> does not mean a license violation immediately, but I think it
>>> does not make sense.
>>> Also, I am not clear why the user can decide if his operating
>>> is the authorized one or not. Could you please explain why it
>> I am using FreeBSD ports tree on Linux.
> Sounds terribly dodgy. Perhaps a concerned flash-using committer
> could try the following approach:
> From that page:
> Distribution licenses may be customized to address a number of
> requests, including:
> * Additional platform support
> * Alterations to marketing or attribution terms
> * Alterations to the license term
I didn't see anyone jump at this, so I'm going to give it a go.
We'll see what happens.
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