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Re: License issue with AppImage file in Ark repo




2016-07-27 12:18 GMT+02:00 Harald Sitter <sitter@xxxxxxx>:
> 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 :)

I'm CC'ing this to Simon (who created the appimage for us), as
unfortunately I have no idea how to do what you suggest. Sounds good
though, and we could even use the ark icon [1] as "hello.png"...

[1]: http://commits.kde.org/ark?path=app/icons/48-apps-ark.png



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> HS