[aur-general] Fwd: Stolen material

Alessio Bolognino themolok.ml at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 15:21:42 EDT 2008

On Fri 2008-10-31 19:45, Imanol Celaya wrote:
> 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?

I agree, there is a lot of stuff like that (not redistributable) in AUR
and I don't see why it shouldn't stay there. There is no copyright
infringement IMHO.

In this case the author explicitly asked to remove the PKGBUILD, so I
think it should be removed to avoid legal actions against Arch Linux,
but it should be stated publicly that the author is a fucktard^W^W

Alessio (molok) Bolognino

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