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Bug 615464

Summary: net-im/discord-bin-0.0.1: missing license
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Ulrich Müller <ulm>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Johannes Huber <johu>
Status: IN_PROGRESS ---    
Severity: normal CC: jstein, licenses, sam
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2017-04-13 16:58:05 UTC
The "no-source-code" license label is not a license and must not be used on its own. See the tracker bug 615456 for a longer explanation.
Comment 1 Johannes Huber gentoo-dev 2017-04-13 17:05:52 UTC
So it should be LICENSE="BSD no-source-code"?
Comment 2 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2017-04-13 17:28:19 UTC
(In reply to Johannes Huber from comment #1)
> So it should be LICENSE="BSD no-source-code"?

Where have you found that information that the package is distributed under the BSD license?
Comment 3 Johannes Huber gentoo-dev 2017-04-13 17:41:11 UTC
(In reply to Ulrich Müller from comment #2)
> (In reply to Johannes Huber from comment #1)
> > So it should be LICENSE="BSD no-source-code"?
> 
> Where have you found that information that the package is distributed under
> the BSD license?

No I am not sure which license it is. The only thing which I can find in the .deb package is "Copyright (c) 2016 Discord Inc." located in data.tar.xz:/usr/share/doc/discord/copyright.

Several licenses are stated here: https://discordapp.com/acknowledgements. Maybe you have a clue which is relevant?
Comment 4 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2017-04-13 17:51:54 UTC
(In reply to Johannes Huber from comment #3)
> No I am not sure which license it is. The only thing which I can find in the
> .deb package is "Copyright (c) 2016 Discord Inc." located in
> data.tar.xz:/usr/share/doc/discord/copyright.
> 
> Several licenses are stated here: https://discordapp.com/acknowledgements.
> Maybe you have a clue which is relevant?

Looks like we're in muddy waters here. My advice would be:

1. Change the ebuild to:
   LICENSE="all-rights-reserved"
   RESTRICT="mirror bindist"

2. Ask upstream for clarification under what license the package is
   distributed. Depending on their answer, 1. can be revised again.
Comment 5 Johannes Huber gentoo-dev 2017-04-14 12:05:58 UTC
(In reply to Ulrich Müller from comment #4)
> Looks like we're in muddy waters here. My advice would be:
> 
> 1. Change the ebuild to:
>    LICENSE="all-rights-reserved"
>    RESTRICT="mirror bindist"

Thanks!
https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/commit/?id=c0ae301270f9ced3caa97e1613fc18de8956f55d

> 2. Ask upstream for clarification under what license the package is
>    distributed. Depending on their answer, 1. can be revised again.

Will do and keep this bug open until I get an answer.
Comment 6 Johannes Huber gentoo-dev 2017-09-16 06:25:20 UTC
I have finally an answer via twitter direct message from the official discord twitter accout:

"Hey Johannes! Thanks for your patience. I just hit up our Linux guy and he said that we currently do not have a license and its fine to redistribute. We'll work on something formal at some point.

I hope that helps!"

That mean we could drop the mirror restriction.

@Ulm is this sufficient to close the bug?
Comment 7 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2017-09-16 07:35:02 UTC
(In reply to Johannes Huber from comment #6)

Please leave the bug open (and e.g. set its status to IN_PROGRESS) until the package has a proper license.

@Licenses team: Do you have any objections against removing the mirror restriction now?
Comment 8 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2019-06-03 17:30:03 UTC
there is "no license" means that no license gives us the right to do xyz.

There are very restrictive terms on
https://discordapp.com/terms
including

------------------8<------------------------------------ 

NTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

All rights, title and interest in and to all materials that are part of the Service (including, but not limited to, designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement), except for Your Content, collectively referred to as the "Service Materials,” are, as between the Company and you, owned by the Company and/or its third party licensors. You acknowledge and agree that you shall not acquire any ownership rights whatsoever by downloading Service Materials or by purchasing any Virtual Currency or Virtual Goods (each as defined below). You agree that you shall not modify, copy, distribute, frame, reproduce, republish, download, scrape, display, post, transmit, or sell in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, or otherwise exploit the Service Materials without our express prior written permission. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Service or by accessing any Service Materials posted on the Service by the Company, or any derivative works thereof. All rights not expressly granted by these Terms are reserved by the Company and its licensors, and no license is granted hereunder by estoppel, implication or otherwise.

------------------8<------------------------------------
Comment 9 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2019-08-05 10:23:49 UTC
Ping. Any news from upstream?
Comment 10 Sam James archtester gentoo-dev Security 2020-09-12 01:08:32 UTC
(In reply to Ulrich Müller from comment #9)
> Ping. Any news from upstream?

Arch have this: https://github.com/archlinux/svntogit-community/blob/d8ddba860c5a765428b5eb7236668a094d9e622d/trunk/Permission_to_Distribute.mbox
Comment 11 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2020-09-12 09:06:57 UTC
(In reply to Sam James from comment #10)
> Arch have this:
> https://github.com/archlinux/svntogit-community/blob/
> d8ddba860c5a765428b5eb7236668a094d9e622d/trunk/Permission_to_Distribute.mbox

That doesn't apply to us, nor to any of our mirror operators.