Aleksej Saushev <asau%inbox.ru@localhost> writes: > John Marino <netbsd%marino.st@localhost> writes: > >> On 5/25/2012 10:29, Aleksej Saushev wrote: >>> John Marino<netbsd%marino.st@localhost> writes: >>>> The point is that it doesn't work for everybody. >>> No, it isn't. It does build package. Get the distfile and might build it. >> >> >> I'm sorry, I'm going to continue to believe that packages that >> require distfiles that are illegal to obtain have no place in a >> package system that serves open source operating systems. > > You may believe it, but your beliefs should not impede others. > We're not GNU, and this world still has IP laws. Some software has to be > bought (licensed) in order to be used, and there's significant number of > users who don't see anything wrong with it. > > Some countries are even that strict that deny what is considered "fair use," > and thus you have to break the law if you want to use some software. In my view, the real issue isn't a purist position about copyright law. I don't think anyone is objecting to packages that need a distfile that you have to buy a license to obtain. We're talking, I think, about packages with ancient distfiles (that can't legally be copied) and are no longer obtainable from the original sources. That just feels like clutter.
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