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Re: No more ports of unfree software



On Wed, May 28, 2003 at 02:11:43AM -0400, Robin S. Socha wrote:

> Sending DJB a mail saying "Theo told me he can't ship your software
> because you didn't attribute a licence to it" will certainly help to
> bring joy and happiness to this world.
 
> Tune in again tomorrow when you find a 666k sized thread "Hypocritical
> Netscape-shippers" in your inbox.

Umm. This look familiar ?

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=openbsd-ports&m=99867604230539&w=2

 
> And yes, I really, really think it would suck if Dan's software was
> taken out of OpenBSD completely. Other distributors have found usable
> ways[1] around his licence idiosyncrasies.
 
> Footnotes: 
> [1]  <http://smarden.org/pape/Debian/qmail.html> for instance.

This is an example of unofficial third party providing binary packages
in a case where the vendor did not want to do so.

So why don't you step up as the third party in this case ?