[aur-general] Copyrighted source on https://aur.archlinux.org/

Jonathon Fernyhough jonathon at manjaro.org
Tue Jun 25 09:48:59 UTC 2019

On 25/06/2019 06:42, Jones, Philip via aur-general wrote> There is a
package hosted on https://aur.archlinux.org/ that is copyrighted and not
open source. How do I get it removed?

On every package page there is a "Submit Request" link; that link can be
used to file a deletion request.

However, I suspect the PKGBUILD itself is not copyrighted. All PKGBUILD
files should list the correct License for the upstream software.

For example, https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/hopper/ is a PKGBUILD
which allows easy installation of some commercial software. It uses the
upstream package archive, lists it as having a Commercial license, and
includes the details of the license itself
(https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/LICENSE?h=hopper). The
software itself is not hosted on the AUR and the AUR does not
redistribute the software package.

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