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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sat May 31 14:27:18 EDT 2008

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

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