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

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] Discussion, and Help Wanted: Moving to Gitlab for Git, CI, and Issues
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2019 15:17:39 +0200
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On 4/8/19 12:33 PM, Marcos Marado wrote:
> 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.

I hope so, but a public Git can in principle be used for anything. I've
been storing movies in Git repos (yes, I'm insane). So just running
Gitlab probably doesn't qualify for the exception. But if we have the
CAA which makes it clear that this Git is about Free Software
development, we're likely in the clear (but I'll never declare anything
a certainty these days).

And sure, the caveats others mentioned here about this not yet being
national law apply, but this is a forward-looking discussion.

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