Re: License issue with AppImage file in Ark repo
- Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:43:37 +0200
- From: Elvis Angelaccio <elvis.angelaccio@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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:
>> we have a an AppImage file  used as test data in Ark. This AppImage
>> contains a copy of the GNU hello  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 ? 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  as "hello.png"...