Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

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Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

NicoHood
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Dear Spotify Team,

my name is NicoHood and I am an official ArchLinux Trusted User. This means I maintain some packages in the official [community] repository [1]. I am also able to move packages from the ArchLinux User Repository (AUR)[2] into [community] if the packages are popular enough (>10 votes).

 

As you can imagine spotify is really popular on ArchLinux with more than 1100 votes on AUR[3]. Me and the community would love to have spotify in our official repositories to provide our users a simpler channel of installing Spotify on ArchLinux.

 

The problem we face is that the Terms of Use forbid us to redistribute Spotify. We'd require an official statement that ArchLinux is allowed to package Spotify in its repositories.

 

I've already contacted Brendan Marsh (Product Owner, Desktop) about this topic via email without any further response. It would be nice if you can give the linux community a better channel for installing Spotify on non-debian systems.

 

Furthermore we then can cooperate and optimize spotify for ArchLinux (e.g. using more shared libraries, providing gpg signed tarballs and https downloads etc).

 

Me and the community hope to get some positive feedback. Thanks for taking the time. Please upvote this post if you also with to natively install Spotify on ArchLinux and other Linux Systems.

 

[1]: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?maintainer=NicoHood

[2]: https://aur.archlinux.org/

[3]: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/spotify/

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Re: Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

cribari
Newbie

I use Spotify on Linux and I support the sugestion. 

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Re: Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

darkhamm
Casual Listener

C'mon people !

24 people liked this

We can do it!

lans98
Newbie

Come on people vote up :D!

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Re: Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

ThomasKosch
Newbie

Would love to see spotify in the official repos :)

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Re: Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

Lenovsky
Music Fan

I'm with this idea, it would be great ;)

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Re: Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

r3mus
Newbie

This would be really great!

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Re: Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

TheFreso
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NicoHood wrote:

The problem we face is that the Terms of Use forbid us to redistribute Spotify. We'd require an official statement that ArchLinux is allowed to package Spotify in its repositories.


It would be great if the resolution was a general purpose statement (or even a change of the Terms of Use) that allow redistribution in general, which would also allow for packaging on other distributions (and even other operating systems, like the *BSDs or Haiku etc.).

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Re: Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

nonnogranpera
Newbie

dis, pls

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Re: Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

Mr-iX
Newbie

I would be so nice, when Spotify is in the official repository.

That would save me a lot of time :)

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