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Re: [Savannah-users] Savannah project => German law, "Impressum" (imprin

From: Thomas Harding
Subject: Re: [Savannah-users] Savannah project => German law, "Impressum" (imprint) necessary?
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:27:48 +0200
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So, your request is a possibility to enlist your postal address and other 
adresses without disclosure on Savannah?

Which could be disclosed on demand in favor to (your) German authorities.

That exists on some DNS parts (as un France on .fr), at least on e-mail 
adresses which can be obfuscated on demand by your registrar.

I'm not part of Savannah nor GNU project, but a general discussion would less 
actually help than :

a) writing to address@hidden , because they have lawyers who could study that 
case then emit recommandations (and expressing that conversation would be 
b) filling a bug report on Savannah project (on Savannah), with "a)" as 
attachments during progress to help on real requirements to fullfill.
c) report that bug # "b" and some parts of "a" as needed on Savannah mailing 
list on each message.
d) an option is to post yourself a patch on Savannah code on (same)? bug 
report. git repository can be found on that paper :

Note that even that kind of recording would need a simplified declaration to 
the "CNIL" in France (une base nom / adresse est un fichier nominatif).

Le 14 août 2017 15:22:37 GMT+02:00, address@hidden a écrit :
> Hi,
> please forgive me to pull up a 10-year old message.
> It is even more relevant today. To clarify:
> Said law requires every user who publishes content on the
> web to provide his full name and postal address at the
> project site. Otherwise severe criminal prosecution may result.
> The law also applies to content hosted on third-party platforms,
> e.g. to personal facebook pages. This should be comparable to
> hosting a project on Savannah.
> This might not be a problem for creating new projects on
> Savannah, as long as I do not disclose being from Germany.
> But it is a different story to migrate a project already being
> hosted in Germany to Savannah (which I am currently considering).
> Please note that the project is completely lawful. It is currently
> published with my postal address in Germany. I just had a
> disturbing encounter with some users and want my privacy back.
> Dropping my postal address from the project exposes me to
> criminal prosecution, but keeping the address leaves my home
> and family exposed. This will effectively lead to self-censorship,
> as simply deleting the project would be the easiest path for me.
> So are there any suggestions for a remedy? Maybe transfer
> project ownership to an American resident and have him register
> and run the project on Savannah?
> Would such application be accepted by the reviewers?
> Regards,
>    Dieter
> Quoting Sylvain Beucler <address@hidden>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > We don't have policy about that.
> > I honestly have no knowledge about this issue.
> >
> > --
> > Sylvain
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 10:56:29AM +0100, address@hidden
> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I've got a question regarding the German law. As far as I know in  
> >> Germany [1] you have to provide for your  website/ project an  
> >> "Impressum" (imprint).
> >> My project "Afghan Calendar" [2] (website and download area) will  
> >> be hosted at Savannah, it will also provide German localized  
> >> calendars with historical dates.
> >> I would like to know if it is  necessary to provide a personal  
> >> "Impressum" (imprint) for this project or is it enough to redirect 
> >> to Savannah's imprint (by the way what would be the correct URL?) ?
> >>
> >> In general a imprint is good idea, but regarding the German law one
> >> has to provide a post address (a post office box is not sufficient)
> >> in general this is identical to the address where you live :-( .
> >> For a project which is world wide accessible this could be a little
> >> risky (e.g. if you don't want to be disturbed at the weekends ;-)  
> >> etc.).
> >>
> >> What is the general Savannah policy?
> >>
> >> Regards
> >> Alekozai
> >>
> >>
> >> 1:
> >> 2:
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