Re: Legal possibility of more open package reviews.
Le Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 11:36:03AM +0200, Nicolas Dandrimont a écrit :
> For mentors.debian.net, there are two main blockers for a .org transition:
> - Seeking an answer to this redistribution without verification problem
> - Making the codebase acceptable for DSA administration
> The first point has been handled by zack, and we have on hand a legal document,
> vetted by SFLC lawyers, that makes the mentors platform a "DMCA safe harbor".
> Basically, everyone is still allowed to upload packages, and those packages are
> distributed directly, the admins need to leave the copyright owners a way to
> claim that a package infringes on their copyright and act swiftly to hide such
> packages, pending a possible counterclaim from the uploader.
> We need to publish that policy, and then we should be compliant with DMCA safe
> harbor policies.
I do not understand the following:
- If mentors.debian.org needs to follow the DMCA, why would
mentors.debian.net be exempt of it ? Also, how do the safer harbor
procedures differ from your current practices ? Surely, if a copyright holder
reports an infringement to email@example.com, you will remove the
package, isn't it ?
- If mentors.debian.org can distribute unreviewed packages by becomming a
DMCA safe harbor, wouldn't it be possible for ftp-master.debian.org/NEW.html ?
- Bonus question: since mentors.debian.net seems to be hosted in Germany,
does it mean that developers living in the US should refrain from uploading
crypto to it ? How do other distributions solve that problem ?
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan