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Article: 273
From: Derek J. Balling
Date: 2004-12-07 11:46:42 -0500
Subject: Re: Why is milter-sender removed from FreeBSD ports tree?

Removal...........: milters-request@milter.info?subject=remove
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On Dec 7, 2004, at 11:25 AM, Brian Somers wrote:
>> My guess would be #4 of the license agreement of milter-sender.
>>
>> 4. Non-commercial redistribution, including but not limited to 
>> mirrors,
>> archives, collections, bundles, CDROMS, of the original source 
>> archive,
>> derived binaries, and/or patches is NOT permitted without the prior
>> written permission in hardcopy (letter or fax) from the author.
>
> In which case someone should have added
>
> NO_CDROM=	Author doesn't allow redistribution
> NO_PACKAGES=	Author doesn't allow redistribution
>
> to the Makefile.

Unless, of course, the FreeBSD people never had permission to even 
distribute it via the ports mirrors themselves, right?

> Personally I find the whole thing a bit irritating - now I get the 
> pleasure
> of either never upgrading milter-sender again or figuring out yet 
> another
> way of tracking software - which is something that won't happen as 
> I've got
> a lot of better things to do with my time and way too many machines to 
> keep
> an eye on...
>
> Oh well, I suppose a free version will be developed eventually!

A dependency upon a single form of licensing can be a person's undoing.

D





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