[opensource-dev] Third party viewer policy

C.J. Adams-Collier cjac at colliertech.org
Tue Feb 23 14:23:01 PST 2010


The Debian (Sun) Java runtime package has such an agreement requirement
or did at one point.

On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 20:37 +0000, Robin Cornelius 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.
> 
> 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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