[arch-dev-public] Definition of non-free for repo-reorg
juergen at hoetzel.info
Thu Jul 12 13:44:30 EDT 2007
On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 12:43:48PM -0400, Paul Mattal wrote:
> Jürgen Hötzel wrote:
> > Featuritis. Another pacman feature, that should not be part of a simple lightweight
> > package manager.
> License issues do need to be handled somewhere. I think we've
> already chosen to handle them in pacman, by putting all that
> information into packages.
Having license meta-information in packages is fine. And it would also be
fine to not only search for package description/name but also package
license. This would allow users to search for all pdf packages distributed
under GPL using "pacman -Ss"
But who needs a child proof for free software devotees, like in this
"I have to install a viewer for this proprietary PDF files. Lets try
Adobes Acrobat Reader"
# pacman -S acroread do
:: you agree to accept Adobes Non Free Software License [Y/N]
User: "WTF! Adobe did not release Adobes Acrobat Reader as GPL? Thank god
pacman saved me from installing non-free software".
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