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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
effort?

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.

-Kurt

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christian Gruber" <cgruber@israfil.net>
To: "'Christian Weisgerber'" <naddy@openbsd.org>; <ports@openbsd.org>
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: 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
> >
> >
>