[aur-dev] AUR 4 and licensing

Gordian Edenhofer gordian.edenhofer at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 15:15:06 UTC 2015

If everything in the git-repo would be GPL licensed than forking should be
no problem since we could just place one copy in the main tree.
Nevertheless you idea is worth considering but it might be problematic
because this header must be in every patch, install-script etc.

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 5:04 PM, Joris Steyn <jorissteyn at gmail.com> wrote:

> I like this idea, but I don't think it's sound to consider something
> GPL-licensed because the author checked a box or accepted the TOC. I doubt
> that has any legal significance.
> Wouldn't it make more sense to use a mandatory two-line header like below?
> The pre-receive hook could enforce that.
> # Copyright [year or year range] [author name]
> # Distributed under the terms of the [license name]
> This is what Gentoo does for ebuilds in its package database. This way the
> licensing information isn't lost when the repository is forked.
> On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 4:46 PM, David Manouchehri <
> david at davidmanouchehri.com> wrote:
> > Lukas Fleischer <lfleischer at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > > In order to `git push` a package repository, you need to add your SSH
> > > public key to the AUR profile which means you need to log into the web
> > > interface and accept the ToS. No need for something complicated
> > > involving Git hooks and email address filters.
> >
> > You're right, I forgot about that. The only real purpose of having a hook
> > would just be to serve as a reminder.
> >
> > Johannes L?thberg <johannes at kyriasis.com> wrote:
> > > This is Git, not SVN.
> >
> > Sorry, I mixed my hooks up. Didn't mean to start a fight with that one.
> > Both Johannes and Dan are right; it's impossible to have a pre-commit
> hook
> > on the server side, but it's entirely possible to have a pre-receive hook
> > on the server side. I believe both would have the same result if you put
> > `exit 1` in them though (failing to apply commit).
> >

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