[arch-dev-public] License rebuild: last step

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon May 4 01:52:20 EDT 2009

Eric Bélanger wrote:
> Hi
> The license rebuild for core/extra is almost done. Only a few
> problematic packages remains. I'll post the list here with potential
> solutions. Read along and comment/discuss as apropriate.

First up, a big cheer for Eric here!  He has done a lot of work to get 
this finished.

> codecs:
> emovix-codecs:
> - There is no license information in the tarball or on mplayer's site.
> <snip>
> If we assume that we are allowed to package these codecs, my favorite
> license is the NetBSD one.  Only avifile in community has a specific
> depends on codecs. If it's not a true dependency like in mplayer (not
> tested), we could just remove them from the repo.  Any comments?

Can't we just use "unknown" as in the packages below.

> dgen-sdl:
> FS#12564 and license issue. x86_64 package will probably be removed
> because of this. I guess I could go ahead and add the license to the
> i686 package.

Or the whole package could go to unsupported...  In fact, for the rest 
of the packages with issues you mentioned, I am fine with them going to 
unsupported.  Most seem to be cruft at first glance.


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