Re: ITP: debian-backports-keyring -- GnuPG archive key of the backports.org repository
Francesco Poli <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:16:28 +0200 Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> > On 11424 March 1977, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > > Important disclaimers: IANAL, TINLA, IANADD, TINASOTODP.
> > Those are *totally* and absolutely unimportant and a waste to write.
> > Could people please stop always writing them, its fairly clear by itself
> > that debian-legal does NOT do any lawyers work (and whatever else people
> > put into that crap). Its also absolutely unimportant if someone is a DD
> > or not, it doesnt matter at all, as people are writing their own opinion
> > about $stuff on the list, not that of Debian.
> I *used* to think that those disclaimers are implicit in most cases.
> But then, I was harshly accused of not making it clear enough that
> I am neither a lawyer, nor a Debian developer, that I'm not providing
> legal advice, and that I don't speak on behalf of the Debian Project.
> Other people were similarly attacked for the same reason.
Note that all of these complaints were made by the same person:
Anthony Towns. Since Anthony used to hold a number of positions of
authority in Debian, including ftpmaster and DPL, I think that
Francesco's response was not irrational. Since a current ftpmaster
has explicitly said that these notices are no longer necessary,
Francesco can probably relent.
Personally, I received similar criticisms, but I never added
disclaimers. I just thought Anthony was being a jerk.