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Re: Proposed obsolete cripple-ware to cut from pkgsrc
On 5/21/2012 21:34, David Holland wrote:
It is often the case that the "demo" version of the game has all the
code, just not the levels/data/maps/whatnot, so from a packaging
standpoint the difference between the "demo" and the full version is
minimal. In that case a package for the demo will let people who own
the full version run the full version.
Do you know if tihs is the case for these games?
I don't know but I was using the assumption that could be done, although
that does promote the gamer from user to developer status.
I realize you think that any package where you can't walk in off the
street, download it, and install it is useless, but not everyone
agrees with you.
> Softmaker Office Demo
> * misc/softmaker-office-demo
> * licenses/softmaker-office-demo-license
> This is a demo of 6-year software that is no longer for sale.
> Softmaker is selling the 2012 version now.
> It only works for 30 days.
If the software still exists, then the package just needs updating.
If nobody wants to update it, then it should be removed, but that's a
different proposition from it being a "demo".
If Softmaker is donating money to the TNF, or they are maintaining these
packages themselves, then I *might* be accepting of a package that has
clear benefits to a commercial entity. Rather than assist random
companies while excluding their competitors, yes: make a general ban on
all commercial demos.
And if I seem egalitarian, I've been living in France for the last 5
years. Those guys are probably rubbing off on me. :)
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