[aur-general] Fwd: Stolen material

Imanol Celaya ornitorrincos at archlinux-es.org
Fri Oct 31 14:45:39 EDT 2008

On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 6:33 PM, Aaron Hussein Griffin <
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
although the COPYING file it's wrong, isn't this the same "trick" we use
with acroread?
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