[arch-general] Distribution license of package information on the website?

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Tue May 29 11:23:31 UTC 2018

On 05/29/2018 07:19 AM, Morgan Adamiec via arch-general wrote:
> On 29 May 2018 at 08:57, Hong Xu <hong at topbug.net> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I'm interested in collecting the metadata of all packages. I intend to
>> do this by crawling the ArchLinux package listing pages (let me know if
>> there is a better way!). However, on the package listing pages [1,2], I
>> do not see any license information regarding how one can use these
>> metadata. Can someone help me here? Thanks!
>> [1]: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/
>> [2]: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/
>> Hong
> There are web interfaces for the main repositories and the AUR.
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AurJson
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Official_repositories_web_interface

This is not a practical "How can I programmatically do this" but a
legalistic "under what copyright permissions am I permitted to do this".

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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