[kde-community] Using software created by KDE and KDE-related communities/companies for KDE infrastructure

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Sun Oct 19 06:51:54 BST 2014

On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 6:43 PM, Martin Konold <konold at kde.org> wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 17. September 2014, 20:46:40 schrieb Ingo Klöcker:
> Hi Ingo et al.,

Hi Martin,

>> On Wednesday 17 September 2014 18:17:14 Christian Dávid wrote:
>> > > the KDE e.V. would most likely become an email provider (according
>> > > to German law). And being an email provider in Germany comes with
>> > > lots of legal requirements and responsibilities.
>> Among others, I think the Telemediengesetz (or whatever it's called
>> nowadays) applies. I got my "knowledge" mostly from reading the c't.
>> Please ask a lawyer for details / more information.
> The TMG applies to KDE in general and especially to its website but not to
> email especially but in general. E.g. it handles the obligation for an impress
> and responsibility for links etc. on the website or forum or user provided
> comments.
> All obligations with regards to data retention are explicitly cancelled in
> Germany.
> As long as the number of contracts is below 10.000 there is also no need to
> have an instance of automated surveillance equipment. (see also
> Telekommunikations-Überwachungsverordnung (TKÜV) according to § 88 TKG)

Number of contracts? As in number of employees, or something else?

> Of course a court can decide that the complete email communication of an
> individual user must be handed over.
> I would really prefer to finally ask the KDE lawyer to clarify on this subject
> as I am tired of repeating myself over and over again.
> Yours,
> -- martin


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