[aur-general] Unlicensed code
sausageandeggs at archlinux.us
Wed Dec 21 18:12:38 EST 2011
The day was 21/12/11 20:43 when , Peter Lewis had this to say......:
> On Wednesday 21 Dec 2011 20:07:42 full-english at live.co.uk wrote:
>> Does anyone know what the usual procedure is if the code is unlicensed?
> This will almost certainly vary by jurisdiction. In England and Wales at least
> (as far as I understand it) no code is "unlicensed" - copyright is automatic
> and there is just an implicit default licence which is restrictive (i.e. you
> can't copy it). This is why you should always stick a licence on your code,
> especially if you don't care who uses it ;-)
> Contacting the author is the best way to go.
Thanks Pete, I've contacted the author so I'll wait and see what he
says. Wandering slightly off topic do you know how things stand with
using/packaging "unlicensed" code (AUR/PKGBUILDS/Pkgs etc.). If the
default is restrictive then surely that would be prohibited as well?
I'm going to ask the almighty Google but just wandered if you/anyone knows
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