Mods in zip format will crash the game during startup.
This is the error message I believe to be the most pertinent.
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Error Package.cpp:264: Package lock (read) is active on /home/gnemonix/Programs/factorio/main/mods/even-distribution_0.2.6.zip
I found that if I extract the zip file the mod will load just fine.
Hope this helps.