[maemo-developers] Is mauku open source, i.e free or is in non-free?

From: Aldon Hynes Aldon.Hynes at Orient-Lodge.com
Date: Thu Jan 28 16:19:53 EET 2010

  I'm sorry if I'm not as good as others on this list and did not know that
everyone here has already agreed what 'free' should mean in perpetuity for
maemo developers, and for that matter, anyone that might decide to download
something from specific repositories.  Be sure to keep your attitude and
encourage others to go develop iPhone or Android apps.

  If, on the other hand, there are ever any discussions about what really
should go in which repositories, how testing should be handled for these
repositories, and so on, it might make sense to re-evaluate the underlying


-----Original Message-----
From: Marius Vollmer [mailto:marius.vollmer at nokia.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 2:24 AM
To: ext Aldon Hynes
Cc: maemo-developers at maemo.org
Subject: Re: Is mauku open source, i.e free or is in non-free?

ext Aldon Hynes <Aldon.Hynes at Orient-Lodge.com> writes:

> While there are some in the free software movement that hold to various
> definitions of what 'free' means as well as many different licenses that
> people argue about, to most people buying cellphones, those discussions
> meaningless.

In the context of this discussion, however, people know what they mean
with "free".  You are not contributing by bringing up the age old
confusion that others create about the term.

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