ion windows manager on FreeBSD

Erwin Lansing erwin at
Fri Oct 2 22:12:40 UTC 2009

On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 04:44:01PM -0500, Mark Linimon wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 05:32:31PM +0400, Dmitry Marakasov wrote:
> > Do you honestly think the probability of Tuomo suing us is higher of,
> > say, me suing, well, us?
> Yes.  That is exactly what I am saying.  And I believe reading the entire
> thread when this first came up supports my claim.
I've expressed my concern and agreement with Mark on this topic earlier,
but I'd like to reitterate the problem.  From the earlier mails with the
author and reading the new license, which is LGPL with, in legal terms,
vaguely defined exceptions, we as the FreeBSD project have to err on the
safe side and not add this software again unless the author explicitly
and publicly retracts his earlier legal threats.  This is not a case
common sense but of legal terms, and given the fluffy formulation of the
license, even in it's new form, it is unacceptable to be included in the
ports tree.


Erwin Lansing                         
Prediction is very difficult
especially about the future                    erwin at
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