[aur-general] Notification of GPL violation
pavel.finkelshtein at gmail.com
Fri May 21 20:47:09 UTC 2021
пт, 21 мая 2021 г., 23:40 Manhong Dai via aur-general <
aur-general at lists.archlinux.org>:
> 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
> > a
> > > better solution for AUR maintainers is to creat patch files including
> > > 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.
> > > all, AUR seems to be a public community for now and TU works for free
> > > now too.
> > You know how fugly that is? If my domain where I store my source code
> > 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
> > 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.
> 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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With all due respect I want to remind you that law has not only the letter,
but also a spirit. And when RMS was advocating for GPL he always kept in
mind how the story had begun: he wasn't able to fix error in the printer
firmware cause it was proprietary. And the whole idea of GPL was ability
for user to change the software.
And also it was always about freedom and availability of course AND
knowledge. Saying that we should not teach other users how they can modify
source code they have is bad for the freedom and breaks both of these
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