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

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 03:06:36 EST 2012

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 3:00 AM, Joakim Hernberg <jbh at alchemy.lu> wrote:
> 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.
> --
>    Joakim

It doesn't use Wine (it's native), and it works without being in the
private beta (chat, installing a couple dozen indie games). You just
can't play the native ports of big titles (tf2, serious sam 3, etc.)
without being in the private beta.

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