[aur-general] Moving noip from [community] to AUR

Ido Rosen ido at kernel.org
Sat Aug 2 11:41:15 EDT 2014

Do not do this.

The noip client is GPL licensed F/OSS software (it's right there in
the COPYING file in the tarball).  Just because it connects to a
commercial service does not mean it deserves to be removed from the
official package repository.  Take, for example, various GMail
clients, Chromium (re:Google Sync and various google services),
various AWS/EC2/S3 clients/libraries in [extra]/[community], etc.

Additionally, while I don't use noip, some users want choices.  Would
you remove vim just because emacs exists?  You should not remove it on
the grounds that there are alternatives.  (Let's not make judgments on
which is better - you wouldn't want to start a vim vs emacs debate


On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 5:26 AM, Alexander Rødseth <rodseth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Some time ago I adopted the noip package. It's a GPL client that
> connects to what seems to be a commercial service offered by
> no-ip.com. The free service offered by them has a hostname that
> expires every 30 days.
> I am a bit surprised that this was an official package in the first
> place. When asking for opinions on IRC, there was support for moving
> the noip package to AUR.
> In addition to this, there seems to be several alternative clients,
> with slightly different versioning schemes. Both here:
> http://www.noip.com/download?page=linux and here:
> http://onevista.com/noip2.html.
> This confusion generated a low volume of out-of-date flags.
> It just smells bad. Moving it.
> --
> Best regards,
>   Alexander Rødseth / xyproto

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