[OSGeo-Discuss] on Google Code and export restrictions

Chris Puttick chris.puttick at thehumanjourney.net
Tue May 27 01:53:06 EDT 2008

----- "Frank Warmerdam" <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Dave Patton wrote:
> > Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> > 
> >> I agree that we ought to consider developing a similar policy to
> >> Apache's.  I'll add an agenda item for the next board meeting to
> >> start digging into this.
> > 
> > One item for discussion would be what takes place
> > when a project enters incubation. Do they "opt in"
> > to the OSGeo policy? If they don't, are they then
> > excluded from being an OSGeo project? Can they
> > "opt in", and yet maintain their own project
> > infrastructure (website, svn, download links, etc.)
> > on servers in another country, and have access
> > to that infrastructure be subject to policies that
> > may conflict with the OSGeo policy?
> Dave,
> Projects going through incubation are allowed to maintain their own
> distinct infrastructure, wherever they want for the most part.  But
> they are still board as a project to follow OSGeo policy and obey
> applicable US laws even if their download server (for instance) is
> not in the US.
> Best regards,
> -- 
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Then I respectfully suggest, insofar as some recent US laws are at a level of paranoia that might prevent some open source software from actually being open. that OSGeo should consider reconstituting itself in a country that is less totalitarian in its attitudes.



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