>>>>> "Klaus" == Klaus Ethgen <klaus+gee...@ethgen.de> writes:

Klaus> Today I found that github changed their term of service effectively for
Klaus> today.[0]

Klaus> The new term of service seems to be a bit problematic and disallows to
Klaus> have geeqie on github. Or better said, geeqies license (GPL) is
Klaus> incompatible to github term of service.

Klaus> I am no native English speaker and also no lawyer, but there is
Klaus> a good analysis[1] describing the problems.

No, there is one person's analysis of the problem, and who doesn't
talk about the issue in a legal manner.  When someone throws around
phrases like "it's now illegal" when a site changes it's terms of
service, then the stupdity is flowing.  

Klaus> Please have a look and comment. I think, the only way is to
Klaus> remove geeqie completely from github. And please don't push any
Klaus> content to github (the original geeqie repository is ok) unless
Klaus> the issue is cleared. It seems that until we continue _using_
Klaus> github, we agree with the new term of service, what we might
Klaus> not be able to do.

I don't know why you think these terms change anything?  It's just a
way for github to cover themselves from lawsuits if someone takes and
posts on github stuff they don't own.

It's not suddenly making GPL software illegal on there at all.  Its
like the terms and service agreements that lots and lots of other
sites have in place as well.

Please do not freak out over this, do not stop people from pushing
stuff to github, and certainly do not apply the flaky reasoning of
just one non-lawyer's opinion to this project.

If they don't like the terms of service, then fine, they can move
their project(s) elsewhere.  Big deal.

Basically, all github is saying that when you push stuff up there,
it's publiclly available and that you give them the right to make it
visible to others.  It's *your* job to make sure you have the right to
do so, not theirs.


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