www/subsonic-standalone license

Joshua Ruehlig joshruehlig at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 16:30:52 UTC 2016

Did you read the post Michael linked? Version 6.0 is no longer GPLv3
because he added some code that couldn't be added to a GPL project. I don't
believe the maintainer dropped the project.
If a user wants to use a previous version they are free to modify the
PORTVERSION, update the 'distinfo', and build the port. Also the
'www/subsonic' port is still on version 5.3 so people can use that as well.

I could not find a license for version 6.0. I checked the README.TXT that
came with the v6.0 jar and it does not seem to be up to date. It says
subsonic is "free software" and under the GPL.
I think we should remove the LICENSE line from the Makefile, not sure what
else we should do.


On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 9:09 AM, Franco Fichtner <franco at lastsummer.de>

> > On 28 Oct 2016, at 5:53 PM, Joshua Ruehlig <joshruehlig at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Franco, what do you mean a maintainer drop?
> > Also Madsonic, which is supposedly GPL based on their website is
> available.
> The maintainer resigned, but updated to 6.0 because there were no
> distfiles,
> and the code seemed to be gone for 5.3 is now on GitHub:
> https://github.com/sindremehus/subsonic
> I don't know whether 6.0 is quintessential, but from a pure license
> perspective
> it seems odd that everyone now has to use a proprietary license with no
> options
> given even though we still have the original 5.3 *and* a fork which could
> very
> well gain traction of a port was added as an alternative.
> Just for the record, I know this takes work.  Not asking for it to be done,
> simply wondering why this happened the way it did.
> Cheers,
> Franco

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