[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] steam in our repos?

Joakim Hernberg jbh at alchemy.lu
Thu Nov 15 03:00:21 EST 2012

On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:27:30 +1100
Gaetan Bisson <bisson at archlinux.org> wrote:

> [2012-11-15 00:04:43 -0500] Daniel Wallace:
> > I read through the entire license.  It seemed ok to me but as I am
> > not a lawyer I emailed them to request permission first to
> > redistribute the package in community/multilib.
> I am not a lawyer either but I understand sentences such as:
> 	"You may not, in whole or in part: copy, photocopy, reproduce,
> 	[...] the Program; [...] You may not [...] transfer
> 	reproductions of the Program to other parties in any way [...]
> 	without the prior written consent of Valve."
> Note that there is a huge difference between written and express
> consent (the latter is what I believe you have obtained by email). So
> as best as I understand we do not have legal right to distribute this
> program.

Not to mention that the package seems to install a wine version of
steam that is in closed beta, which makes it less than useful for the
majority of us.



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