[aur-general] PD license/no license

Stefan Husmann stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Sat Aug 8 17:10:16 EDT 2009

Anton Shestakov schrieb:
> Hey there. 
> I want to submit sdlmame-cheats package to AUR. Basically, this package would provide a single file; archived collection of user-provided xml files for using in sdlmame. But I have some difficulties with it's license. I couldn't find it nor on the official site, nor in the archive.
> Actually, I've asked on local forum what license they are providing their work under [1]. The reply was, I quote, "Any individual cheats in this forum/submitted can be taken as Public Domain. I don't know if the collection needs a license or what type of license to put on the full collection". So what do you think, can I put a "license=('PD')" in PKGBUILD? Or even no license at all?
> [1] http://www.mamecheat.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3450&start=0


to my knowledge, not in every country something like "Public Domain" is even a valid term in justice, so I would say, wait a little if there are other answers on that forum, and if not, put license=('unknown') into the PKGBUILD, but provide a license file with the answer you cited from the forum. 

Regards Stefan

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