[aur-general] Please delete minecraft-data
girard.cedric at gmail.com
Sat Feb 26 16:34:40 EST 2011
On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 6:53 AM, Gary Wright <wriggary at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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  is supposed to provide game data for
> >> Minecraft. This package is outdated, orphaned and does not comply with
> >> game license  (hosting of original game content).
> >> Please delete it. Thanks.
> >>  http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=40928
> >>  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.
I know what a PKGBUILD is. :p
The data was hosted on another site. Which is completely different from this
package  which just download the whole game from the official site.
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