chat95 at mbox.kyoto-inet.or.jp
Fri Jul 25 00:44:35 PDT 2003
Hi, members of portsmgr, thanks for your huge effort
to maintain ports system.
While I was processing biology/tinker pr,
I noticed it was marked as RESTRICTED. I read lisence file in tinker,
it is appropreate.
However this file is available on ftp.freebsd.org!
>From porter's handbook it reads:
> 5.2.3 RESTRICTED
> Set this variable if the application's license also forbids us from
> mirroring the application's DISTFILES via FTP.
> Also set this if the application's license has general restrictions
> on who may use it, e.g. the application is for non-commercial use only.
so that basically we cannot fetch from ftp.freebsd.org and its mirrors,
however, i typed:
% fetch ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/distfiles/tinker.tar.gz
Receiving tinker.tar.gz (5658289 bytes): 100% (ETA 00:00)
5658289 bytes transferred in 33.7 seconds (164.07 kBps)
I fetched successfully. I think it is wrong thing. From CVS logs,
there is always `RESTRICTED' line, so that this situation seems to
violate the tinker's license.
I messed up since RESTRICTED is not seemed to be valid.
Does anyone can remove this file from ftp.freebsd.org and its mirrors?
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