On 07/31/2015 04:10 AM, Christopher Meng wrote:
Here is another question, if we allow some scripts like packages in
Copr, such as winetricks, is it licit to have, even 1 line bash script
downloader to fetch other non-free softwares in Copr?
As distasteful as I find such things, there is nothing in the Copr rules
that prohibit such hacks, as long as the items they link to are being
legally provided by the third-party source, and the terms of their
licensing do not forbid third-part linking (I can't imagine why any
For example, you can't have a package that just runs wget to download an
mp3 implementation without a patent license, for the same reasons that
the mp3 implementation itself is not permissible for Copr.
I would personally be very supportive of FESCo adopting the restriction
on prohibiting Copr packages which are only useful with external
non-free or legally restricted items, but that's a FESCo issue, not a
Fedora Legal one.