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Re: Unrar package might contain proprietary code.

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: Unrar package might contain proprietary code.
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 06:54:24 +0100
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I don't have any strong opinions here.  But if somebody feels that we really 
have this program in Guix, then go ahead and revert it.

In the meantime I will try to contact the authors and ask for clarification.  
since the project has been inactive for the last 13 years, I don't hold too 
hope of getting a reply.


On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 10:19:59PM +0100, Cl??ment Lassieur wrote:
     >> Like you say, the authors have taken GPL code from another project and 
     >> it into unrar - that is only possible if the the resultant work is GPL 
     > Or if the resultant work is illegal?
     Actually, unrarlib is dual-licensed, so it is possible to use it within
     a proprietary program (see
     But I'll trust you that COPYING is enough :)  Sorry for bothering you

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