Re: upstream author asks not to do a package
On Sun, Aug 31, 1997 at 10:47:04PM +0200, joost witteveen wrote:
> > Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > > I expressed interest in doing a package of a particular product
> > > to the author, and he asked me not to do a package, but
> > As a maintainer, I wouldn't go against his requests -- unless the package
> > was a fairly important one. Even then, I'd try to get approval.
> But I've actually never (as far as I remember, anyway) asked the
> upstream maintainer! Usually the copyright was GPL, so why bother
> asking? It _could_ be argued that the only thing Hamish did
> wrong was asking... (although I don't know what copyright
> the package he wanted actually had).
I don't the the license is the problem;
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS IS AND COME WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
This is freeware. Except for the modules taken the other packages,
(which may be subject to different distributing policy), you may use
this software for any purpose, commercial or noncommercial, including
even selling it, without paying anything. Though, if you are willing to
support my effort, your contribution will be appreciated. Contact me
It's strange, and I still don't have a reason. I didn't
so much ask, as just to mention it in passing when I was
asking for help on something.
Hamish Moffatt, StudIEAust firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Student, computer science & computer systems engineering. 3rd year, RMIT.
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