[aur-general] license issues with google-earth in [community]?

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 06:14:27 EST 2008

On Feb 18, 2008 11:54 AM, Alessio Bolognino <themolok.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon 2008-02-18 11:32 , Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I just noticed that there is google-earth in our repos. I am not an expert in
> > such things, but distributing such software does not seem to be allowed. The
> > license says:
> >
> > You agree that you will not, and will not allow any third party to, (i) copy,
> > sell, license, distribute, transfer, modify, adapt, translate, prepare
> > [...]
> That's right, it's not distributable (so it have to be removed from
> [community]).
> This is confirmed (as if it was needed...) by:
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/misc/googleearth-package
> The description says: "Google Earth is available for GNU/Linux from their web
> site, but is not only not Free Software, but is completely undistributable by a
> third party.
> This utility makes it possible to build your own personal Debian package of
> Google Earth. The packaging itself is Free Software, but the Google Earth
> program is governed by the copyright holder (Google), so you may be limited as
> to what you can do with the resulting package (i.e. no redistribution, etc).
> This package will simply help you create the package--it is your responsibility
> to use the resulting package responsibly."
> So, you could use the same approach (using a script that downloads the package
> from google's website etc.) or, IMHO way better, just move google-earth back to
> [unsupported].
> Cheers,
> --
> Alessio (molok) Bolognino
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Untagged it for both i686 and x86_64.

Bfinch can you move it back to unsupported ?

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