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Re: No more ports of unfree software
Can the jdk's be considered for individual evaluation for an exception? I
understand that fetching the source and binaries is a manual process that
makes building the whole ports tree harder, but isn't a jdk worth the extra
Personally, having a jdk on OpenBSD is one of the reasons I use OpenBSD for
more then just my personal firewall. I would hate to see the hard work of
Christian Gruber, Niklas Hallqvist and the rest of the Java porting team
removed from the ports tree.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christian Gruber" <email@example.com>
To: "'Christian Weisgerber'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 3:38 PM
Subject: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Christian Weisgerber
> > Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2003 1:23 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.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
> > email@example.com