[aur-general] AUR & Copyright

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Sun Feb 6 16:41:21 EST 2011

[2011-02-06 19:28:38 -0200] Bernardo Barros:
> 2011/2/6 Gaetan Bisson <bisson at archlinux.org>:
> > "By uploading content to the Arch User Repository, you irrevocably agree
> > to release it in the public domain, to the extent permitted by law."
> GPL would do no harm to Arch either. And pieces of code with less then
> 10 lines can't have any copyright. The difference in practice is
> minimal, since it is very unlikely that this piece of code would
> integrate a non-free software, even including big patches and tricky
> things.

Since there is little difference, why choose a complicated license such
as the GPL over the (much simpler) public domain?

> The pratical differente I can see is the need to keep the
> attribution when it makes sense. If you rewrite everything from
> scratch, you are the author anyway.

Rewriting from scratch is okay for one PKGBUILD, but I believe we should
also allow people to copy the whole database.


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