[Freedombox-discuss] Keep or Remove the "Anonymous Contribution" Page?
Nick M. Daly
nick.m.daly at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 03:24:50 UTC 2012
Jonas Smedegaard writes:
> Quoting Nick M. Daly (2012-11-29 06:16:25)
>> Jack Wilborn writes:
>> > IMHO, I say that if they want to keep copyright to their code, then
>> > we probably don't want it in the FB. My understanding is that we
>> > wanted a copyright free box, has this changed or have I
>> > misunderstood?
>> I think you missed something big there. As far as I know , that's
>> not a goal at all. Nobody's even asked me for a contributor
>> agreement, much less copyright assignment: we'll cross that bridge
>> when we come to it, I suppose.
> If "we" are Debian, then we need someone physical and identifiable in
> charge of each piece of code, but those can act as proxy for others
> keeping anonymous or pseudonymous. Important for Debian is that all code
> is freely _licensed_.
> If "we" are the FreedomBox Foundation, then it will very much surprise
> me if they have different agenda than use Debian for all software
> parts of the project.
>  I am part of Debian.
I do need to clear up something here: I think I spoke poorly in this
email. I'm not a member of the FBX Foundation, the TAC, or of Debian.
I was stating what I understood (and quite possibly misunderstood) from
personal conversations of folks who are in those roles.
I think the basic point though, is that which Jonas made. The code
needs to be (DFSG-) free. As far as anonymous contributions go, I've
removed the page from the wiki because I shouldn't presume that we (the
people holding that information) are ready to keep it safe.
I also don't know what Debian and the FBF's official policies are, so I
don't want to inappropriately presume things for them.
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