Why the FreeBSD license will not be changing

Oliver Fromme olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Fri Jan 11 00:50:12 PST 2008

Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
 > Julian H. Stacey wrote:
 > > - Use chat at freebsd, Or
 > Already explained

And it has already been pointed out several times why your
explanation is incorrect.

Very simple:  Basically, the chat list is for everything
that's off-topic on all other lists.  Legal and licensing
issues are off-topic on all other lists, so the correct
list would be chat@, by definition.

Another list that _might_ be somewhat related to these
things is the advocacy@ list.  It's not perfect, but a
lot better than the current@ list which is only about
discussing the development (i.e. code) of the -current

 > > - Ask postmaster at freebsd to create a list for those who want it,
 > > eg: law at freebsd    remit: "Licensing, Copyright, Law, Software
 > > Patents"
 > I have suggested that and most people seem to see no need to for it
 > thus we are left with inapporiate forums...

Wrong.  There is an apporopriate forum: chat@ (or maybe
advocacy@ if you prefer).  You just refuse to use it and
continue to post to inappropriate lists.

If I were postmaster@, I would blacklist you if you
continued to violate the list chartes.  Fortunately
I'm not postmaster at .  ;-)

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