[aur-general] Please delete minecraft-data

Gary Wright wriggary at gmail.com
Sat Feb 26 00:53:42 EST 2011

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 5:19 PM, Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri 25 Feb 2011 16:31 +0100, Cédric Girard wrote:
>> The package minecraft-data [1] is supposed to provide game data for
>> Minecraft. This package is outdated, orphaned and does not comply with the
>> game license [2] (hosting of original game content).
>> Please delete it. Thanks.
>> [1] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=40928
>> [2] http://www.minecraft.net/copyright.jsp
> Just for reference: a PKGBUILD does not actually distribute the data, so
> it would be completely valid to have it in the AUR.
> For example the acroread license doesn't allow redistribution, but that
> doesn't disallow writing a script (PKGBUILD) for automatically fetching
> it from Adobe and installing it yourself.

>From the Minecraft copyright page:

The one major rule:
Do not distribute anything I've made. This includes the client and the
server software for the game. This also includes modified versions of
anything I've made.

In order to maintain control of the project, I need all game downloads
to come from a single central source. I hope you understand.


I didn't get a chance to read the PKGBUILD, but as long as the source
was http://www.minecraft.net/download/minecraft.jar then I don't think
he'd have a problem with it.  It's not like its usable unless you
purchase a login anyway.

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