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Re: debian github organization ?

On 19/07/15 23:18, Florian Weimer wrote:
* Ben Caradoc-Davies:
On 19/07/15 21:52, Florian Weimer wrote:
* Jérémy Lal:
i was wondering if debian had a github account as an organization, where
maintainers could be added.
Github has a single-account-per-person policy (unless you pay, I
think), so for those of us with multiple affiliations, it is difficult
to join a Debian organization on Github.
GitHub organizations are free for open source, and each GitHub user
can be a member of multiple unrelated organizations:
I am aware of that, and it's not what I'm concerned about.

You are correct on single-account-per-person: GitHub terms of service include: "One person or legal entity may not maintain more than one free account."

What is your concern? That membership of an organization may be construed as endorsement, copyright ownership, or other status of a third-party with whom you have a relationship? These are governance concerns outside the scope of GitHub workflow.

Contributors to any project must consult their contracts, employment agreements (for employees), or terms of service (for statutory office holders), and obtain clearance in writing as necessary. Some obligations extend beyond the workplace. Some of your rights cannot be infringed by your employer (right to attribution).

Even if GitHub permitted multiple accounts, this would not solve the underlying real world problem. GitHub organizations just make it easier to manage the mechanics of granting access to repositories.

Kind regards,

Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@transient.nz>
Transient Software Limited <http://transient.nz/>
New Zealand

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