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From: Bret Towe <magnade@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] mac/xmms-mac licence issue
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 02:14:29
1 earily today i updated the ebuilds for mac and xmms-mac,
2 for those that dont know their applications for monkey's audio (.ape files),
3 and got them submited to bug 94477[1] which was closed
4 due to the way the licence was done
6 my issue is i think the ebuilds should be commited to portage
7 as i dont see how the licence or issues that app has anything todo
8 with a gentoo ebuild as all the ebuild does is fetch and install
9 and its only told todo so upon the user requesting it to be so
10 hence its the users choice to deal with the licence rather than
11 the developers desiding for that user
13 i can understand putting proper warning in the ebuild if the dev
14 thinks that its worth the user really noting the issues surrounding
15 it, not forcing their ideals onto the user
16 if i wanted that i would run debian
18 for those that havent figured it out yet from reading the above
19 i dont care the politics of the issue with the licence all i want
20 is the functionality of the ebuild concerned
22 if it is the case that the devs believe the user is totally incapable
23 of making choices for themselfs then i suggest putting up
24 somewhere noting it as such
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] mac/xmms-mac licence issue Jakub Moc <jakub@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] mac/xmms-mac licence issue Brian Harring <ferringb@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] mac/xmms-mac licence issue Carsten Lohrke <carlo@g.o>