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

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Tue May 29 11:27:40 UTC 2018

On 05/29/2018 03:57 AM, Hong Xu 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!

We have an open bug for this, actually:

I'm of the opinion that there cannot be a license requirement for reuse
at all, since it's not original enough, and explicitly clarify this in

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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