Subject: Re: Outdated ion3 pkgsrc in violation of the license
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Philip Paeps <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/28/2007 18:12:00
On 2007-10-27 16:36:47 (-0500), Jeremy C. Reed <> wrote:
> See this email on NetBSD's tech-pkg below.

It was sent to me as well.  I replied forgetting to Cc: the list.  My reply
was that I had sent a patch to update to the latest version on 28 September
but that pkgsrc was frozen at the time.

> The ion-3rc-20070902/LICENSE makes it not worth maintaining this software in
> pkgsrc.

That's a fairly bold statement, but I understand your perspective.  As a user
of the software, it's very handy to just go into pkgsrc and make (update) it.

> But if you or pkgsrc users want to keep it around, the pkgsrc mechanism to
> keep us from storing the source or packages is like:
> RESTRICTED=		License does not allow old versions.
> What do you want to do?

I find it handy to have in pkgsrc.  I will be happy to continue keeping the
package up to date even with the restrictions in place.  If you feel it's
better to throw it out, I won't protest (much), however.


 - Philip

Philip Paeps                                         Shaken, not stirred

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