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From: Jakub Moc <jakub@g.o>
To: Bret Towe <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] mac/xmms-mac licence issue
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 02:41:33
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] mac/xmms-mac licence issue by Bret Towe
1 25.12.2005, 3:11:53, Bret Towe wrote:
3 > i can understand putting proper warning in the ebuild if the dev thinks
4 > that its worth the user really noting the issues surrounding it, not
5 > forcing their ideals onto the user if i wanted that i would run debian
7 Erm, we are not forcing our ideal on users, we simple refuse to commit an
8 ebuild for code which has no valid license.
10 For those unfamiliar with the whole thing (Bug 52882, Bug 94477 and tons of
11 dupes): Someone has forked a proprietary code with a sucky license,
12 relicensed it under fake LGPL for the sole purpose of being able to host the
13 project on SF, and even explicitely acknowledges that what he's doing is
14 illegal:
16 --- COPYING ------
17 Due to the license <License.htm>, so I can't make it public,
18 Last November, I decided to register mac-port at SourceForge,
19 so I had to choose an open source license, so I chosen LGPL
20 for this mac-port. It is close to the original license,
21 but doesn't get the permission from the original author, Matt.
23 This license would be changed when the author asks in the
24 future.
25 ------------------
27 What the heck kind of license and behaviour is the above? And why should
28 Gentoo ship such crap?
30 --
31 Best regards,
33 Jakub Moc
34 mailto:jakub@g.o
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