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Re: [GNUnet-developers] Discussion, and Help Wanted: Moving to Gitlab fo

From: Marcos Marado
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] Discussion, and Help Wanted: Moving to Gitlab for Git, CI, and Issues
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2019 11:33:57 +0100


On Sun, Apr 7, 2019, 18:20 Florian Dold <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 4/7/19 6:46 PM, Schanzenbach, Martin wrote:
> > The CAA does not help in any way. You are still liable as a platform. It 
> > has literally nothing to do with the copyright infringements if the 
> > contributor copied code from somewhere else. You cannot delegate this 
> > responsibility anymore to the user. That way the old way of doing it.
> I am not sure what requirements you are talking about.  Do you have some
> reference that explains this?  Christian, do you have one?  I would
> guess we are probably not the only project affected by this.

I am assuming that the "EU regulation" here spoken of is the Copyright Reform,
in particular Article 13. If that's the case, then “open source
software development
and sharing platforms” are explicitly excluded from it[1] (let's see
how will that be
transposed into national laws). It is arguable what defines something
as being an
"OSS dev & share platform", but I think it is fair to assume that a
gitlab instance
run and maintained by GNUnet e.V. and with the purpose of hosting only free
software would qualify.

> It sounds like you're suggesting that we should have a core team of
> developers in official capacity for GNUnet e.V. to look at pull requests
> and then say "we think that this doesn't infringe on copyright" and
> merge them in.  Is that what you're saying?

If the OSS exemption didn't exist, this wouldn't be enough: those
within the core
team would need the tools to validate copyright infringement on each commit,
instead of a simple "I looked at it and, after a cursory glance, I
don't think it
infringes any copyright".


Best regards,
Marcos Marado

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