Ion3 license violation

Tuomo Valkonen tuomov at
Wed Dec 12 12:22:30 PST 2007

On 2007-12-12, Bill Moran <wmoran at> wrote:
> It's impossible for the FreeBSD ports system to guarantee compliance with
> his arbitrarily chosen "28 days" rule.  

There is no "28 days" rule. There is a "latest release in 28 days or
prominently mark (potentially) obsolete" rule. You can make the marking
permanent, always requiring users to acknowledge a message. You can 
make the marking automatic, by checking the website for a new release
(as Debian presently does), or by some more sophisticated means or dead
man triggers. You may not be able to distribute such binary packages 
with your present setup, but source should be enough. You may even 
simply have the package download and install

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Even if I made the number 280 days, distros would still complain. It's
not about the days. The greatest difficulty to complying with the 
license are the idealist blockages in your head.


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