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Re: No more ports of unfree software

Well, I guess that rules out Java - darn Sun, darn them to the middle
ranges of heck!

Christian Gruber

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ports@openbsd.org 
> [mailto:owner-ports@openbsd.org] On Behalf Of Christian Weisgerber
> Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2003 1:23 PM
> To: ports@openbsd.org
> Subject: No more ports of unfree software
> I think after the hackathon there is a fair bit of consensus 
> among porters that we want to put the brakes on ports of 
> software that we can't at least put up for FTP.  I would like 
> to remind everybody of the OpenBSD Project goals (see goals.html).
> We don't want to import any more ports with PERMIT_*_FTP != 
> Yes. There may be good reasons for exceptions and these can 
> be individually evaluated, but in general we want to just 
> say, no thanks.  And if you prepare to submit a new port, 
> please look at the license.
> A re-evaluation of the existing ports that suffer from 
> restrictive licensing is also in order.
> -- 
> Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          
> naddy@mips.inka.de