[opensource-dev] Third party viewer policy

Soft Linden soft at lindenlab.com
Wed Feb 24 11:07:38 PST 2010


On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Robin Cornelius
<robin.cornelius at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I've talked to legal, and there will be an alternative option to
presentation at download or install time. Expect more details soon.


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