FreeBSD: Ion3 removal (Re: Ion3 license violation)]

Mark Linimon linimon at
Thu Dec 13 07:01:21 PST 2007

On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 09:23:24AM -0500, Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> No, not impossible -- getting stuff out from the Attic is doable. But more 
> difficult (possibly involving contacting repo-meisters, etc.)

Wrong.  You do cvs add, cvs com.

> Any claims of license violations -- which, according to Mark, lead to the 
> hasty removal -- should've been addressed by using FORBIDDEN/IGNORE instead.

At least in the US, a court of law won't accept "we'll be deleting the
infringing software Pretty Soon."  Once notified of the infringement, you
are obliged to take immediate action.

Keeping us legal is an explicit part of the portmgr charter.  If you think
otherwise, please contact core@ and they can explain it to you.  I doubt
you'll take my word for it.


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