On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 6:51 PM, Mike Gilbert <flop...@gentoo.org> wrote: > Perhaps I used the wrong term here. I mean that 2.2 (B) allows the > user to download and install the software without having to explicitly > click the "Agree" button on the software download page.
I did not review the Chrome license, but speaking generally: 1. RESTRICT=mirror must be used if anything in the license prevents free redistribution. I'd suggest that if the license isn't OSDL approved give it a VERY close look. Simply mirroring a file is a violation of copyright law, and so Gentoo MUST accept license terms to do it. 2. RESTRICT=fetch generally is only needed if there is no reliable way to fetch a file (such as if upstream doesn't provide a stable URL, sticks the file behind an interactive website, etc). Gentoo does not need to accept a license to allow users to fetch a file directly, so the EULA/license in itself doesn't necessarily force us to use RESTRICT=fetch. Most of the time this is a moot point, as upstreams that are concerned with forcing people to accept EULAs tend to not provide stable URLs. If upstream raised a stink over using a stable URL we would probably give serious thought to blocking fetches - in theory not doing so is legal, but many people have been successfully sued for providing links, or for deep-linking. Rich