[arch-dev-public] packaging hunspell dictionaries converted for qt5-webengine

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Wed Sep 4 14:42:34 UTC 2019

On 9/3/19 4:47 AM, David Runge wrote:
> Not that it is of our direct concern, but qt5-webengine seems to suffer
> from unresolved questionable licensing issues, which is why e.g.
> Parabola doesn't package it [1]. I don't know the specifics, but assume,
> that it is due to the Chromium license [2].
> Best,
> David
> [1] https://www.parabola.nu/packages/?q=qt5-
> [2] https://github.com/qt/qtwebengine/blob/5.12/LICENSE.Chromium

I mean, if we're concerned about that we should remove the chromium
package first, *then* remove qt5-webengine (and electron).

Since it is a complex issue, I will mostly drop links and expect
interested people to read up on it, rather than giving a summary myself.

The GNU FSDG considers chromium to be "not provably free":

Original chromium project bug report:

Parabola meta-bug tracking their general stance on chromium and affected
packages: https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/1167

What Qt developers think about this:

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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