[aur-general] AUR & Copyright

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Sun Feb 6 17:36:14 EST 2011

On 2011-02-06 19:48 -0200 (05:7)
Bernardo Barros wrote:

> Yes, but since you can't change a licence (from BSD to GPL), then
> Apple can just download the entire Arch repository code to adapt and
> use in their AppStore code, for example. Very unlikely, but possible
> since you can use PKGBUILD on OSX.

I agree that the simpler, the better, Most PKGBUILDs are not worth copyrighting
anyway. The key point is to make sure that all PKGBuILDs can be used freely by

The other point is that all previously submitted PKGBUILDs are in a legal grey
area if there has never been such a disclaimer. It bothers me that the project
is apparently exposed to potential legal trolls, even if it is unlikely that
anything will happen.

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