[aur-general] PKGBUILD that downloads ilegal content

Johannes Löthberg johannes at kyriasis.com
Tue Jul 7 07:58:58 UTC 2015

On 07/07, Hugo Osvaldo Barrera wrote:
>On 2015-07-06 13:16, Daniel Micay wrote:
>> The legal issues are upstream's problem as they're the ones choosing to
>> keep illegally distributing it. It's not going to be much of a problem
>> for them because it's unlikely that any of the contributors to the GPL
>> code actually cares. It's a technicality, not something that's actually
>> causing damages or that's ethically wrong. I don't see a good reason to
>> remove it, either from a legal or ethical standpoint. It would only be a
>> problem if Arch was actually distributing it.
>Arch is giving users a tool which has the sole purpose in helping distribute
>those binaries, and that's a really dark-grey area that might be dangerous to
>step into, IMHO.

Which tool are you talking about that "helps distribute those binaries"?  
Because, again, downloading a binary isn't the same as distributing it.

  Johannes Löthberg
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