Drop of portindex

Vulpes Velox v.velox at vvelox.net
Wed Sep 15 18:44:43 PDT 2004

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 14:56:20 +0200
Radim Kolar <hsn at netmag.cz> wrote:

> > 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.

Then OSS it.

> > 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. Anything includes even
> topmost material pleasures like money, sex, fame, alcohol, meat,
> family, friends, own life.

Then let some one else have it and ask for your name or what ever to
be removed from references or the like.

> > But I could take maintainership for the port, if that would help!
> This will not solve the main problem.

Why not, you don't want it, so why not let some one else take over?
This seems to directly contradict what you said in the last paragraph.

Well if you like the idea of using copy right laws to protect it and
what ever, but don't want it and are not interested in it what so
ever, I would be willing to take total control over it and OSS if you
don't want it.

Seems like such a waste of effort just to let it die only because you
don't want to deal with emails.

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