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

Jürgen Hötzel juergen at hoetzel.info
Thu Jun 7 08:05:40 EDT 2007

On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 05:00:04PM -0400, Jeff Mickey wrote:
> 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.

The question is not whether we can distribute it. The question is "should
we distribute it?". It's Tuomovs decision to take away freedom from
distributions and thus end users. But it's our decision to obey and thus
support unfree software.

I vote for removal.


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