[arch-dev-public] ion3 in extra: licensing issues

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Thu Jun 7 02:14:10 EDT 2007

So when you're out for a long while like you did a while ago, we're forced
to update your packages, because it's illegal to leave it outdated. Multiple
distributions don't ship ion3 due to this or ship the latest version under
the old license. I don't think we should handle that different. Though the
source is available, ion3 is non-free software, because it takes away the
distributors freedom.

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[mailto:arch-dev-public-bounces at archlinux.org] Namens Jeff Mickey
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Onderwerp: Re: [arch-dev-public] ion3 in extra: licensing issues

On 6/6/07, Tobias Kieslich <tobias at justdreams.de> wrote:
> Yupp, I think Jeff missed that discussion, while he was taking some time
> off. So yepp we should just remove it.

I didn't miss the discussion, I checked up on it after the fact.

I published it with the correct license, and I'm on the ion list and
the #ion channel on freenode.  I usually know the day of if it has
been released.

I've told tuomo to email me directly with complaints, so no one else
should have to deal with it.  I think it's a non-issue when we all
ready were distributing the [extra] version of ion correctly.  I don't
see why you guys who don't maintain it want to delete it.

I'll handle the rebuilds, it's really ok.  I like the software a lot.

//  jeff
. : [ + carpe diem totus tuus + ] : .

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