[arch-dev-public] GPL Compliance: A beginning

Travis Willard travis at archlinux.org
Mon Jun 2 11:37:02 EDT 2008

On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 3:09 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 1:27 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 1:23 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 3:04 AM, Roman Kyrylych
>>> <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 2008/5/22 Thayer Williams <thayer at archlinux.org>:
>>>>> On 5/21/08, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>  However, now that you mentioned swt, it brings up a good point. We
>>>>>>  can't do this for things like flashplugin just yet. So, should I
>>>>>>  create some sort of list of packages to NEVER generate sources for?
>>>>> I think it would be a good idea to implement a blacklist. A lot of
>>>>> factors may warrant its use (size, license, version, etc.)
>>>> Hmm, I can only think about packages that we have
>>>> a special permission to redistribute for:
>>>> virtualbox-additions in Community and (I may be totally wrong here)
>>>> flashplayer in Extra), don't know about others.
>>>> (BTW both packages' "source" and binary are almost the same)
>>>> What I don't know if redistribution from out site covers our mirrors too.
>>> Ok, so this ran for all repos. I blacklisted a few known bad ones
>>> (bash and readline, the mirror used for the source is borked), and the
>>> following huge list of packages failed:
>>> http://dev.archlinux.org/~aaron/sources/failed.pkgs
>>> Take a second and scan these please - if you can, please correct the source.
>>> As Eric pointed out elsewhere, we can merge source change from trunk
>>> with archrelease, without the need to re-release the package (this
>>> will fix abs too)
>> Keep in mind there's probably dupes, as it runs for both x86_64 and
>> i686 (and checks for an existing source for the correct version). Let
>> me try to clean those up real quick
> Sorted. 431 packages:
> http://dev.archlinux.org/~aaron/sources/failed.pkgs

Hm - that's cool and all, but I'm finding it hard to grep.  Want me to
make a todo list?

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