[aur-dev] AUR 4 and licensing

Johannes Löthberg johannes at kyriasis.com
Sun Apr 12 15:14:43 UTC 2015

On 12/04, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
>On Sun, 12 Apr 2015 at 01:47:10, Johannes Löthberg wrote:
>> [...]
>> 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.
>> [...]
>I like this idea. GPL3 is probably the best choice, given that we
>already use the GPL for most projects.
>Since we are not going to remove any accounts when moving to AUR 4.0.0,
>I suggest showing the ToS when registering and when logging into the AUR
>for the first time (unless they were already accepted previously).

Sounds like a plan.

  Johannes Löthberg
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