[aur-dev] AUR 4 and licensing

Johannes Löthberg johannes at kyriasis.com
Sat Apr 11 23:47:10 UTC 2015


Currently the content of the AUR is in a sort of gray zone. All of the 
contents are technically copyrighted, and since there is no explicit 
license it defaults to 'all rights reserved'.

To mitigate this I’d propose making a ToS for the AUR that for one says 
that the user agrees to either license the PKGBUILD and accompanying 
scripts under a specific license, or that they agree to assign copyright 
to Arch Linux.

While it wouldn’t be possible to apply it to the packages already 
upload, I’d suggest implementing this change during the migration to AUR 
4.0.0 when the official AUR will be started afresh, causing all newly 
uploaded packages to fall under the ToS.


  Johannes Löthberg
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