[opensource-dev] Third party viewer policy

Robin Cornelius robin.cornelius at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 12:37:13 PST 2010


On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 8:31 PM, Soft Linden <soft at lindenlab.com> wrote:
> Mike's correct.
>
> If you see any wording that's ambiguous about that, let us know.
> _______________________________________________


Well you seem to have spelled the end of my debian/ubuntu project, I
can not meet the tems of the third party viewer policy:-

"On your software download page or in another location that a user
must visit before installing the Third-Party Viewer, you must disclose
the following:"

I cannot do this with an apt-repository, the user can bypass every
possible webpage or description field. and the fact the policy says
this is a MUST. The only possible way to do this is to create a custom
program that displays a screen during the install hook of the package
and aborts the package install. This can no longer be accepted in to
the main debian or ubuntu repositories.

Also it appears that i cannot use the snowglobe logo or name, even
though i'm basicly building from almost prestine source. I though this
was the entire point of the snowglobe rebranding, but now we are
exactly where we were with secondlife 12 months ago.

Robin


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