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Re: Is AGPLv3 DFSG-free?

2008/9/3 Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso <jordigh@gmail.com>:

>>> I don't see a conflict with the dissident test either; [...]
>> I'm not sure it does either, although I note that both Savannah and
>> Sourceforge (for example) have terms that require one's real name.
>> Which services allow anonymous hosting?
> I just found a few. Sharesource.org and Intuxication.org only require
> an email address (Sharesource.org has a field for name, but you can
> leave it blank), and intuxication.org doesn't even require the email
> address to be valid (I just registered right now with a@a.com). The
> service freehg.org doesn't require any of these. Alternatively, you
> can always put a pseudonym in the name fields.

Would you consider that anonymous enough to pass the dissident test?

Consider a dissident in a totalitarian state who wishes to share a
modified bit of software with fellow dissidents, but does not wish to
reveal the identity of the modifier, or directly reveal the
modifications themselves, or even possession of the program, to the
government. Any requirement for sending source modifications to anyone
other than the recipient of the modified binary---in fact any forced
distribution at all, beyond giving source to those who receive a copy
of the binary---would put the dissident in danger. For Debian to
consider software free it must not require any such excess


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