[python-committers] Github accounts

s.krah stefan at bytereef.org
Sun Jan 3 17:10:54 EST 2016


M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> Right, but people who have such a problem won't become contributors
> if a Github account is the prerequisite for this and most likely
> also won't bother asking for help. Others will either silently
> accept violating Github terms by using multiple accounts or
>A ignore potential problems they might run into with their employers.

This is exactly what will happen, especially when new committers don't
dare to ask.

Given that the PSF protects itself with upload terms [1] that exceed the
regular level (e.g. Google's terms are far less strict), it only seems fair
that the software authors who make all this happen receive equal legal
protection.


Stefan Krah


[1] https://bitbucket.org/pypa/pypi/src/3f152fc78f36784ed8c3cecce050c46779a9c939/templates/confirm.pt?at=default&fileviewer=file-view-default







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