[Members] [board] Please review GitHub TOS

Kurt Zeilenga kurt.zeilenga at isode.com
Fri Feb 22 19:21:10 UTC 2013


On Feb 22, 2013, at 11:16 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:

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> On 2/22/13 12:14 PM, Kurt Zeilenga wrote:
>> As noted in my comments to XSF mailing lists, I have concerns
>> about whether the XSF should agree to the github terms of service
>> and the broader implications of such agreement, to include the XSF
>> taking on additional liabilities than it does with self hosting,
>> the XSF needing to ensure it's affiliates (members, contributors,
>> etc.) use github in a manner consistent with the github's terms of
>> service (possibly requiring XSF to enter into formal agreements
>> with contributors), and the impact on the effectiveness of our IPR
>> policy. While I have sent a note yesterday to Peter asking the
>> board to review all of this (from a  business/policy perspective,
>> not a technical perspective), Mike suggested I send this note as
>> well.
> 
> As I understand it, right now we're only talking about mirroring
> things to GitHub, but I have not tracked the entire thread so I might
> be missing something.

That still requires someone to execute the agreement with GItHub (by setting up an account).

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> Peter
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> Peter Saint-Andre
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