[python-committers] Github accounts

Andrew MacIntyre andymac at bullseye.apana.org.au
Mon Jan 4 09:57:06 EST 2016

On 4/01/2016 12:38 AM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> On 03.01.2016 05:19, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> This hardly seems like a real problem, so let's not worry more about it
>> until someone actually needs help solving this.
> For Andrew, it would have been a real problem, so IMO it's better
> to be prepared for it and let potential new contributors know that
> we can help resolve the issue.

My concern related to a potential situation rather than an existing 
situation, fortunately, and was partly based on incomplete information.

For my personal circumstances I've now concluded that if it had become 
necessary I think the separation requirements I need to comply with 
could be satisfied by:
- using a free GitHub account exclusively for personal activities; and
- using paid GitHub accounts exclusively for any employment related 
activities even in the unlikely event I have to cover costs myself.

If the scenario eventuated I would still seek formal advice to validate 
this assessment.  It is also fortunate that I've not compromised a free 
GitHub account by employment related use before reaching these conclusions.

> Otherwise, people who potentially have a problem wouldn't even
> consider contributing via the new Github workflow, which can't
> really be in our interest.

Having clear information about handling conflict of interest situations, 
particularly between personal and employment related activities in the 
context of both the PSF's contribution requirements and GitHub's ToS 
requirements (especially in relation to free accounts), can only be a 
help in my view.

All the best,

Andrew I MacIntyre                     "These thoughts are mine alone..."
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