2012/5/11 Ruslan Nabioullin <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I believe that there should be more comprehensive, clear, and explicit
> standards on what content is allowed to be installed by an AUR package.
> There already exist two guidelines :
> 1. usefulness: "Make sure the package is useful. Will anyone else want
> to use this package? Is it extremely specialized? If more than a few
> people would find this package useful, it is appropriate for submission."
> 2. IP, content type (?) restrictions: "For most cases, everything is
> permitted, as long as you are in compliance with the licensing terms of
> the software..."
> The former is acceptable because "usefulness" is inherently subjective.
> The latter does state an important restriction regarding IP, but
> implicitly assumes that only software is permissible for AUR packages,
> when in fact there exist packages within the AUR which install only
> non-executable data.
> I believe that it is overall community consensus that such packages are
> permissible as long as they install documentation for a particular
> software package, a set of *closely*-related software packages, or the
> Archlinux distro as a whole (e.g., offline Archlinux wiki), and that
> documentation not directly applicable to the aforementioned, any
> standards (e.g., FHS, OFM), and any books (e.g., Pro Git) are outside
> the scope of the AUR.
> Any ideas? Do these proposed standards accurately reflect community
>  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository
> Ruslan Nabioullin
Your email sounded like AUR is only used to provide software
documentation or books (except for non-free ones). I hope that's not
your intention, as it is not accurate.
05-11-2012, 05:57 PM
standards on AUR content
On 05/11/2012 12:33 PM, rafael ff1 wrote:
> Your email sounded like AUR is only used to provide software
> documentation or books (except for non-free ones). I hope that's not
> your intention, as it is not accurate.
It is not my intention. I proposed guidelines which would apply to only
a subset of AUR packages (specifically, ones that install only