[aur-general] Request to add a rule
schiv at archlinux.org
Fri Oct 28 18:14:29 EDT 2011
On 28 October 2011 23:55, Peter Lewis <plewis at aur.archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Oct 2011, Christopher luna wrote:
>> Im not even asking you to agree with me, Im asking you to vote and decide if
>> including urls to warez on pkgbuilds that are on AUR is OFFICIALY ok, or not.
>> again is not about they being propietary software or about providing
>> installers. Is ONLY about urls to warez. they are ok or not?
> I think this is a legitimate question. But to be honest, despite what any of us
> think, it should probably be answered by whoever "legally is" Archlinux. Aaron,
No need. Because...
* Uploading a "Microsoft Office 2011 Retail" PKGBUILD that retrieves
an archive containing cracked executables is WRONG.
* Uploading a "Microsoft Office 2011 Retail" PKGBUILD that does not
retrieve anything but has the file name of the archive containing
cracked executables as a source is WRONG.
* Uploading a "Microsoft Office 2011 Runtime" PKGBUILD that retrieves
an official *redistributable* archive containing clean executables is
* Uploading a "Microsoft Office 2011 Demo" PKGBUID that retrieves an
official *non-redistributable* archive containing clean executables is
* Uploading a "Microsoft Office 2011 Demo" PKGBUILD that does not
retrieve anything but has the file name of the official
*non-redistributable* archive containing clean executables as source
Think of the these as a template checklist for your next AUR
restricted contribution, i.e apply where applicable.
Abandonware is nothing special. Some may be redistributed freely, some
not. When not, don't. Simple.
I agree that we need to have some sort of black and white on this, so
I've made a simple addition to the FAQ:
GPG/PGP ID: 8AADBB10
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