[GNC-dev] GDPR and gnucash as a project

Wm wm_o_o_o at yahoo.co.uk
Wed May 23 17:25:01 EDT 2018

On 22/05/2018 18:14, Geert Janssens wrote:
> Op dinsdag 22 mei 2018 16:36:47 CEST schreef David T.:
>> Geert,
>> I am not fluent with the issues of the GDPR, but I have had a lifetime of
>> considering intellectual property issues (as a librarian). Personal
>> contributions of ideas, thoughts, or intellectual content are IMHO NOT
>> personal data, even when signed by an individual’s name*.
>> Those would fall
>> under intellectual property/copyright rules rather than personal data.
>> It is my understanding also that use of GPL addresses the question of IP
>> rights in code and documentation; if a user contributes to the GC project
>> in these areas, they do so with this release understood.
> I had given this some more thought as well. And I agree that our code and
> documentation licenses handle this.
> Because of these licenses I see a code/documentation contribution as happening
> under a contract. So the GDPR doesn't apply there as far as I'm concerned.
> Or put differently in my own simplified words: our code is regulated by
> copyright law. In order to be able to assert copyright (even in copyleft form)
> the author of the protected work must be known. So if someone contributes a
> patch that person must be identified together with the patch or copyright
> can't work. So "the right to be forgotten" doesn't apply due to the legal
> framework in which the personal data (user's name/email) is used.

also that the work is given freely

Geert, I want you, one of our leaders to understand that this is 
something you should put  in front of us and hopefully forget.

We can't all code (I have said why) it doesn't mean we can't think or 
don't work.

>> It is also my
>> understanding that unless someone explicitly states otherwise, their
>> posting of information in a public place (such as a website, wiki, mailing
>> list, etc.) would constitute permission to release that information
>> generally.
> Sounds reasonable to me. Though we may be required to mention this more
> explicitly in various places.

That may be part of it, I have seen someone say that a young person's 
idea must be acknowledged by an older person and I'm not in favour of 
that.  Original ideas, yes, please  Good ideas, certainly.  All ideas, no.

Meanwhile, who the fuck is sitting on my messages?

Why are we so old fashioned that only a few people can acknowledge my 
existence or anyone else's?

Is it Liz or one of the old men?

I have time

But in the middle of GDPR we must ask who the FUCK ARE YOU TO STOP MY 

And, of course, consider what the lists have been doing wrong and right 
over time.

I think my view is at odds ...

P.S.  I think from now on if you *don't* post my message you have to 
tell me why and that is going to be tricky.


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