[manjaro-dev] GPLv3 violations in pamac

Philip Müller philm at manjaro.org
Tue Nov 26 00:14:50 CET 2013

Hi Dave,

I'll check what happend there.

@Guillaume, can you check also?

kind regards


On 11/25/2013 04:43 PM, Dave Reisner wrote:
> Hi,
> I've recently noticed that pamac is in violation of GPLv3. I'm referring
> to this repository here:
> http://git.manjaro.org/core/pamac/tree/master/pamac
> Specifically, pamac/config.py has been taken from pyalpm here:
> https://projects.archlinux.org/users/remy/pyalpm.git/tree/pycman/config.py
> Modifications have been made to this file including the explicit removal
> of the license in the header. Please be aware that pyalpm is licensed
> under GPLv3:
> https://projects.archlinux.org/users/remy/pyalpm.git/tree/LICENSE
> Section 5 of the license explains the proper procedure for modifying and
> conveying GPLv3 code, specifically:
>     a) The work must carry prominent notices stating that you modified
>     it, and giving a relevant date.
>     b) The work must carry prominent notices stating that it is
>     released under this License and any conditions added under section
>     7.  This requirement modifies the requirement in section 4 to
>     "keep intact all notices".
> Neither of these conditions are satisfied. As per the license, you have
> 30 days from the date of this notice to cure the violation.
> Regards,
> Dave

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