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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sat May 31 14:23:40 EDT 2008

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:

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)

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