Ion3 license violation

David E. Thiel lx at
Wed Dec 12 14:37:12 PST 2007

On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 08:01:27PM +0100, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> > I really don't see why the extreme action of removing it from ports was necessary. :sigh:
> An alternative is to simply keep the last released version
> that had a sane license.

Or simply use any of the freely available, cleanly licensed and more
functional alternatives, many of which are written by programmers
posessing an at least marginal semblance of sanity:

- wmii
- dwm
- xmonad
- larswm
- awesome (my personal favorite)

They all have their cranky peculiarities, but at least the authors
aren't balls-out insane, and don't habitually harass OS distributors
with their paranoid ravings. There's no reason to use ion anymore, much
less let an old version rot in the ports tree. If people still want to
for some reason, they can just keep a copy of the old port or build it
from scratch.

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