[arch-general] archlinuxfr bad virtualbox_bin-3.0.10-1 package

Pierre Chapuis catwell at archlinux.us
Wed Nov 18 04:12:39 EST 2009

Le Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:56:24 -0600,
"David C. Rankin" <drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> a écrit :

> On Tuesday 17 November 2009 05:50:02 and regarding:
> > Am Dienstag 17 November 2009 12:22:35 schrieb tuxce:
> > > I'm uploading it right now, thanks for the information.
> > 
> > You know that redistribution of the binary package is not legal? (except
> >  you have got the permission from Sun of course)
> > 
> UUH?
> 	... and the penalty? Answer: The profits made from the distribution in 
> violation of the patent, trademark or copyright. The normal profits of 3rd 
> partry repository maintainer for hosting any type of generally distributed 
> quasi opensource package (usually $0, nada, gratto...) So in the case of 
> damages=profits -- you can do the math.

Afaik the archlinux.fr mirror is in France, so the law is not the same.
I don't know exactly what they risk but they would at least have to pay
the lawyer fees in case of a trial. Sun probably wouldn't do that, but
Oracle I don't know.

> 	Of course all just assuming arguendo, because we know the archfr folks have 
> the permissions they require :p

Why am I almost sure that they don't? ;)


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