[Slackbuilds-users] Advice on guide lines for Slackbuilds of old (workable) code

Nick Warne nick at linicks.net
Sun Nov 3 12:11:07 UTC 2013

On Sat, Nov 02, 2013 at 10:52:03PM -0500, Robby Workman wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:18:48 -0400
> B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > So wouild it be acceptable for me to host it, and do a buiold
> > > script for other users?  Or is that not acceptable?
> > 
> > If we're voting, I vote yes... assuming the license allows you to
> > redistribute (e.g. sun/oracle java doesn't allow redistrib, even tho
> > it's a free download from their site).
> > 
> > Following the pattern of existing build names, I'd call it
> > "googleearth-legacy" or similar.
> Yeah, what he said.

OK, I just looked inside the untarred file structure, and there is no licence statement as such, just a copy of gplv2 (gpl.txt).

So I guess it will be ok to redistribute.

I am just waiting on someone else who showed interest to download it and test all is Ok on his lowly laptop.

If so, I will look at doing a package.

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