[arch-dev-public] Inclusion of RAR

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Tue Jan 4 06:16:04 EST 2011

[2011-01-04 13:24:42 +0800] Ray Rashif:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Eugene Roshal <...>
> Date: 4 January 2011 03:02
> Subject: Re: Fwd: Redistribution of RAR for Linux in binary package form
> To: Ray Rashif <schiv at archlinux.org>
> > (2) This 'RAR for Linux' is a trial version of your product, so is
> > still subject to the 40-day shareware policy. There is no DRM or
> > mechanism in place to lock down the program in a Linux system, but
> > usage after 40 days would still be illegal and/or against the will of
> > the copyright/license holder(s), right?
> Right. But if you provide all files from the original package then
> user has the license.txt file and it is up to him to stop usage
> after the trial period.

Personally I think unrar is sufficient for most people so I don't think
we need to package a program with such strict licensing terms.

Do we already have sharewares in our repos?



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