[aur-general] Fwd: Stolen material

Phil Dillon-Thiselton dibblethewrecker at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 03:53:12 EST 2008

2008/10/31 Aaron Hussein Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
> Hey guys,
> I just got the email below and want to take this opportunity to point
> a few things out:
> Licenses are important. If a project has no license that DOES NOT mean
> you are able to redistribute it by adding a file that says "Free to
> use". Just because it is in the AUR doesn't mean we are in the clear.
> That said, I believe this email is a little silly for three reasons:
> a) Nothing there is stolen. It is a PKGBUILD. If it is illegal to
> redistribute the source, then the end user is liable (something we
> DON'T want).
> b) The original tarball no longer exists.
> c) I have seen no proof of copyright.
> Still, I do want to take this opportunity to point out that we NEED to
> be more careful here.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Richard Northcott <richard at enfour.co.jp>
> Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 3:03 AM
> Subject: Stolen material
> To: aaron at archlinux.org, jvinet at zeroflux.org
> This is stolen copyrighted material. Please remove.
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/stardict-longman/
> Richard Northcott
> Enfour,Inc.
> Tokyo

I'm well confused here.  We haven't "taken" anything at all, we've
provided a link to the software. I think he thinks the tarball in that
AUR is the source, which it isn't.  I think you should ask exactly
what he thinks we have stolen.

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