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When people sign up, tell them how the act of uploading is interpreted #251

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neilb opened this Issue Sep 8, 2017 · 4 comments

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neilb commented Sep 8, 2017

When people sign up for a PAUSE account, we should have a statement in there along the lines of

All files uploaded to your author directory will be copied to more than 250 CPAN mirror sites around the world. The act of uploading a file is therefore interpreted as implicit permission to mirror, distribute, and process that file.

We should try and keep it concise (greater likelihood of people reading it), but we might consider including something along the lines of:

There are no exceptions to this: you cannot specify that you don't want your uploads to be copied to CPAN mirrors in certain countries, for example.

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charsbar commented Sep 8, 2017

I don't think this is a good idea because nobody wants their homeland to be named like this.

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neilb commented Sep 8, 2017

Yeah, sorry, the oppressive regime joke was for here (github), not suggesting that goes into PAUSE.

I'll edit my suggestion.

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karenetheridge commented Sep 8, 2017

Has this been an issue in the past? Has some author requested that their distribution not be mirrored to (for example) Libya, North Korea or Syria?

I don't know if there are specific anti-sanction laws in some jurisdictions that would prohibit open source works from being sent to specific nations, or even if there are any mirrors in countries people are concerned about (although new mirrors could always appear in the future, I suppose).

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neilb commented Sep 8, 2017

@karenetheridge this came out of discussions between PAUSE admins related to the PAUSE governance model.

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