[aur-general] [arch-general] Question about the license of opera

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Mon Apr 27 18:57:36 EDT 2009

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 1:02 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Attila wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> i recognized that there is new package in aur for opera with this
>>> informations:
>>> "This package is the official one from the [extra] repository. We have to
>>> move
>>> it because of a unclear license issue. After we have clarify this issue
>>> the
>>> package will be back in the repos or not. It should not be moved to
>>> community, because of the license."
>>> I'm a little bit surprised that a custom license is such a problem because
>>> this shows me 343 entries:
>>> find /var/abs -name PKGBUILD | \
>>>  xargs grep license | \
>>>  grep custom | grep extra | wc -l
>>> Will now all packages with custom licenses disappear from extra?
>> No.  Only the ones where it is unclear if we can legally distribute it.
> To clarify a little more, a "custom" license is not a specific type of
> license. It just means the package ships a license that is
> non-standard and doesn't have a name. The license that is shipped with
> Opera has some odd language, making us unable to ship it at this
> current time.
Then also this opera package should be moved from community to AUR
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=9028 ?

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi ( djgera )
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