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[alpine-aports] Re: [PATCH] community/mongodb: expunge nonfree software

From: Drew DeVault <sir_at_cmpwn.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2019 08:17:30 -0700

On 2019-03-07 , Leonardo Arena wrote:
> AFAIU the new license does not force you to publish your code if you
> aren't proving services to third parties and we might have people
> using it and perfectly fine with the new license.

Many people are perfectly fine with using nonfree software in general,
but Alpine Linux is a free-as-in-freedom Linux distribution.

IMO we should consider the upstream unmaintained at this point, keep up
maintenance with versions shipped in Alpine stable releases (hopefully
they get security patches backported, but I'm not holding my breath),
and drop it from edge and Alpine 3.10. We should bring it back when they
sort out their licensing issues (i.e. get FSF or OSI approval), but not
before.


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Received on Thu Mar 07 2019 - 08:17:30 UTC