DISCLAIMER: The following isn't legal advice, I'm not your lawyer
(although I am A lawyer).
The script does contain numerous lines of code for the sole purpose of
installing proprietary software. For example, the Bioshock video game demo:
"w_metadata bioshock_demo games \
title="Bioshock Demo" \
publisher="2K Games" \
if w_workaround_wine_bug 6971 "Setting mwo=force... please upgrade
to wine-1.3.23" 1.3.23,
w_info "Unzipping demo, installer will start in about 30 seconds."
w_try unzip "$W_CACHE/$W_PACKAGE/nzd_BioShockPC.zip" -d
cd "$W_TMP/$W_PACKAGE/BioShock PC Demo""
I can't see anything on the Hydra link that refers to FESCO's ruling.
Can you please link to that? Hydra itself is AGPLv3-or-later with an
OpenSSL linking exception (see
That autodownloader program is interesting but I don't think it's quite
identical. As I understand it, autodownloader provides a means to write
config files to automate downloading of software from the Internet. An
example is given of a proprietary game download config file, but that's
it. Any other downloads have to be manually configured by the end-user.
Winetricks, on the other hand, is just full of scripts for proprietary
software downloading, like the Bioshock example above.
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On 07/29/2015 10:45 AM, Miroslav Suchý wrote:
Dne 2.1.2013 v 16:47 Tom Callaway napsal(a):
> I would prefer we did not include this in Fedora, mainly because this
> script potentially downloads a LOT of third-party stuff from a number of
> different sources. Checking each item to ensure that the act of
> providing a tool to directly and clearly download that item is not
> causing legal concerns (specifically, contributory infringement) will
> take a long time.
> If you still want this in Fedora, I'd ask you to have FESCo consider it
> with my concerns noted. If they think that the merits of this script
> outweigh the time to do a full legal audit, then I will tackle it.
> You can open a new FESCo ticket here:
Resurecting this old thread, because this SW was packaged in Copr now.
And Leigh raised Legal Issue on this Copr.
So I have question:
* why providing a tool is/can be infringement. In past Fesco claimed that a tool itself
is fine (e.g. hydra)
And in fact we have very similar tool in Fedora already:
* If this is not enough for Fedora, is it good for Copr? Or not?