Ion3 removal (Re: Ion3 license violation)

Tuomo Valkonen tuomov at
Thu Dec 13 00:30:26 PST 2007

On 2007-12-13, Mark Linimon <linimon at> wrote:
> Even without the Xinerama code, I don't see how we could have met your
> 'no modifications' clause and still have ion-3 be able to run on FreeBSD.
> In fact, I don't see how any packaging system can meet that standard.
> Perhaps you can tell me where I'm wrong here.

RTFLicense (which few seem to have done, and still moan about it).
It talks about "significant" changes.

  If the name Ion(tm) or other names that can be associated with the Ion
  project are used to distribute this software, then:

    - A version that does not significantly differ from one of the
      copyright holder's releases, must be provided by default.

In the explanations section:

Significant change: Bug fixes are a priori insignificant as additions. 
Basic changes that are needed to install or run the software on a target
platform are a priori insignificant. Additionally, basic configuration
changes to better integrate the software with the target platform, 
without obstructing the standard behaviour, are a priori insignificant.
Everything else is significant. The copyright holder reserves the right 
to refine the definition of significant changes on a per-case basis. 
Please consult when in doubt. 


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