Licensing/Structure

Rod Roark rod at sunsetsystems.com
Tue Sep 5 14:21:11 PDT 2000


On Tue, 05 Sep 2000, Gerard wrote:
> 
> I still like to run my Netscape. It's not open source (at least me never 
> found source code to it then again perhaps I'm not looking hard enough. I 
> just go to netscape.com and download it from there) I think, but everybody 
> still uses it, until things like Mozilla become stable enough to use.
> 
> A nice GUI browser is often a pre-requisite for an Internet environment (it 
> is for me anyways. Lynx is nice, but not good enough for me). It would be 
> nice if Netscape could be installed using ALFS. Perhaps we should contact 
> somebody about this and before the ALFS installer installs Netscape prints 
> the Netscape license and the user must agree with the license? Not sure how 
> to go about this one.

Yes, certainly the real world uses commercial or binary/only
packages... StarOffice and VMware come to mind.  You'll never get every
vendor to agree to what you want, so just do the best you can to make
it easy.

-- Rod





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