Adding licensing info to my ports: some questions

Torfinn Ingolfsen tingox at
Wed Jan 18 08:45:46 UTC 2012


On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:13 AM, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:

> On 01/17/2012 14:35, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> > Anything can go wrong, but it is (IMO) quite easy to state the intention
> of
> > the FreeBSD Project in this case.
> You're making the very common mistake of assuming that the law has
> anything to do with reality. It doesn't. The fact that we're making
> claims about legal issues opens the project up to a wide array of hairy
> liability problems. It doesn't matter how baseless the lawsuit is,
> sometimes just filing the suit creates enough damage to kill the thing
> sued.
> No, I'm aware that in some parts of the world, law practice is far away
from the intention of the law. Luckily, it isn't that bad all over the
world, not yet anyway.
However, I think that anyone who tries to _do_ something should have the
courage / balls / whatever to stand up and try to make the best he or she
can, with the means available.
Otherwise, we could all just go and hide under a stone, and nothing would
be done.

Now, can we get back to our regular schedule, please?
Torfinn Ingolfsen

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