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Re: License issue with AppImage file in Ark repo




On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM, Elvis Angelaccio
<elvis.angelaccio@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> we have a an AppImage file [1] used as test data in Ark. This AppImage
> contains a copy of the GNU hello [2] binary.
>
> Jonathan asked us if we could add the source code of this binary, in
> order to comply with the GPL. Is it enough to add just a text file
> with a link to the source tarball [3]? This would avoid us to add the
> whole 681 KB tarball to the Ark repo...

To be honest I suggest that you simply build your own appimage
entirely made out of dummy data (empty files?) as that will be both
smaller and less of a hassle. e.g. with your hello appimage you also
need to include AppRun.c since that is also part of the image, which
is avoidable by simply packing a dummy AppRun instead of the actual
binary one.
Equally the icon inside has unclear license as I can't find it in the
hello source.

tldr: make own appimage, avoid all the pain :)

HS