Ion3 removal (Re: Ion3 license violation)
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Wed Dec 12 16:56:15 PST 2007
Mikhail Teterin <mi+mill at aldan.algebra.com> wrote:
> середа 12 грудень 2007 06:35 по, Bill Moran Ви написали:
> > It's his software. If his requirements can't be met, then the port comes
> > out of the tree. What else do you expect to happen?
> I expect the port-removal to be initiated/done in an orderly fashion. This
> includes marking it FORBIDDEN (or IGNORE, or BROKEN):
> FORBIDDEN= Violates licensing requirements of the author
> EXPIRATION_DATE=<<Some date a few months from now>>
> This would give those people, whom you expect to submit patches, some time to,
> actually, create them... Only if nothing materializes by the expiration date,
> should the port be deleted.
It's absolutely a shame that couldn't be done, but he demanded that the
port be fixed prior to release. Without a fix to hand, the only way to
guarantee that FreeBSD wouldn't be in violation of the license agreement
was to pull the port.
Generate a patch and submit it. I'm sure the port will be reinstated as
soon as somebody does so.
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