[aur-general] Notification of GPL violation

Manhong Dai daimh at umich.edu
Fri May 21 20:39:47 UTC 2021

On Fri, May 21, 2021, 4:36 PM mar77i via aur-general <
aur-general at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:

> -‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> On Friday, May 21, 2021 10:25 PM, Manhong Dai via aur-general <
> aur-general at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:
> > IMHO, as it is very tricky to distribute a patch file without copyright,
> a
> > better solution for AUR maintainers is to creat patch files including the
> > upstream copyright and then host the files somewhere else. AUR will not
> be
> > liable to such legal headache anymore, and the patch file owner enjoys
> the
> > deserved credit all by himself while taking the full liability too. After
> > all, AUR seems to be a public community for now and TU works for free for
> > now too.
> You know how fugly that is? If my domain where I store my source code gets
> nuked because I get hit by a bus, nobody else may know what the patch's
> content was. Sure, I could be less "anti-social" and just use github like
> too many other people, but I don't like being forced to do so. There was a
> similar discussion on the topic in the pypi community recently, where the
> problem of too many things hosted elsewhere is raised in the same way.
> https://discuss.python.org/t/what-to-do-about-gpus-and-the-built-distributions-that-support-them/7125

As long as other people ever downloaded your patch files, everything is
fine no matter your website is nuked or you get hit by a bus.

Actually your logic applies to AUR too, are you worried about AUR is nuked?


> cheers!
> mar77i
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