Drop of portindex

Stefan Walter sw at gegenunendlich.de
Tue Sep 14 09:53:56 PDT 2004

Radim Kolar in gmane.os.freebsd.devel.ports:

>> Are there any problems with portindex?
> No, there were some minor problems with annoying portindex's users, but there
> have been fully fixed today by killing portindex.

Well, it would have been sufficient to just drop maintainership of the
tool and its port to get rid of *that* problem.

>> Radim, can you please clarify under what licence you've released the previous
>> versions of portindex?
> There was no licence actually, i have forgot it. Thanks God for it! This my
> mistake makes killing portindex very easy. Copyright laws disables use and
> distribuition unless you have permission from by author, which you don't have.
>> as portindex is a great program and many people (myself included) started to
>> like it (and use it).
> Yes. This is the main reason why project was dropped. I dislike when some of MY
> material activity becomes too successful. It will screw up my spiritual life
> because I am not very strong in that area. Spiritual life is so sweet, that
> after you have tasted it, you will throw out anything just for keeping it.

What exactly was the reason for you writing this tool *and* submitting
it to be included in the ports tree, then?

> Anything includes even topmost material pleasures like money, sex, fame,
> alcohol, meat, family, friends, own life.
>> But I could take maintainership for the port, if that would help!
> This will not solve the main problem.
> Folks, portindex is now history. I am now playing with writeable ufs2
> snapshots.

Whatever that would be good for - let's hope its success won't kill you.

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