[aur-general] Notification of GPL violation

Manhong Dai daimh at umich.edu
Fri May 21 17:48:49 UTC 2021

On Fri, 2021-05-21 at 19:34 +0200, Ralf Mardorf via aur-general wrote:
> On Fri, 21 May 2021 12:37:05 -0400, Manhong Dai wrote:
> > I still think even 'sensible modifications' is still a modification,
> > especially if the original author has an issue with it.
> Yesno ;)!  There are GPL vs BSD license disputes for no good reasons.
> How Pooterish can we go? As long as the world revolves around us, we
> are
> altruistic, but as soon as it isn't like that, nobody should expect
> that we continue acting altruistic? IOW should become 'free'
> and/or 'altruistic' just (an) empty word(s)? A 'sensible modification'
> is a 'sensible modification', it shouldn't be overrated.

Good point! We do already have plenty of 'open source/free' licenses to
pick from. 

I also think we can agree that the original programmer/owner must have
picked a particular license for a reason. Obviously, the original
programmer/owner has a different understanding about 'sensible
modification' here.

That being said, I always hope AUR can have as little conflicts like
this as possible, so I can continuously benefit from Arch Linux.


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