Ion3 license violation

Tuomo Valkonen tuomov at
Thu Dec 13 02:55:00 PST 2007

On 2007-12-13, Philip Paeps <philip at> wrote:
> I have not gone awol.  I replied to your email about the port being out of
> date the day after you sent it.

Closer to two days...

> It is not particularly difficult to comply with the licence.  It just takes
> a bit of time (which I'm happy to spend) to keep up with new releases.  Of
> course, sometimes new releases will coincide with ports freezes.  

This time the thaw came quite in time (or did I cause it?-), and maybe
the period could have been even a bit longer if people would communicate
about such things. However, there's still the problem of binary packages
ending up in the release snapshots without prominent notices of
obsoleteness. I don't think RCs and development snapshots should end up
there at all. That's the problem with distros' megafreezes: you can't 
sync the development of thousands of packages. And as for stable releases,
even they should get bugfixes promptly. Maybe the 28 day limit can be 
relaxed  in such cases a bit, but even half a year may be too long -- two
years like with Debian is certainly too long. It depends on the bug at
hand: segfaults should be fixed very promptly, whereas minor glitches
are not that big deal.


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