[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: on Google Code and export restrictions

Tim Michelsen timmichelsen at gmx-topmail.de
Thu Jun 5 14:35:35 PDT 2008

> I would prefer to keep this focused on our concrete responsibilities
> and the actual impact on the distribution of OSGeo software rather than
That's very fine with me. I was just dropping examples.
Thanks also a lot for your well formulated and written answer which 
already clarifys a lot.
For the rest I will patiently wait for a board decision.

> think it is better for us to follow established practice in other well
> managed projects (like Apache), and to avoid taking on any restrictions
> that we aren't clearly mandated to adopt.  For instance, I suspect that

> PS. I would note that download.osgeo.org supports mirroring using rsync.
> I would encourage local chapters or individuals with their own servers
> to consider mirroring the download server for the sake of fast local
> access, and to ensure no one can take anything away.  See:
I think Debian has developed good practice, too. I mean, they have 
general and non-use repositories. They leave it up to the user to comply 
with these.

BTW, politicians in Europe also start to wrongly national safety and 
civil rights/digital rights. Germany just passed their online 
investigation law this week...

Also good that you highlight the importance to check the policy of the 
code hoster and their anticipated understanding of "not doing evil".

Kind regards,

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