pseudonymous contributions to KDE

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Wed Sep 19 12:23:12 BST 2018


On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 06:38:15AM -0400, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> On Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:02:22 AM EDT Luigi Toscano wrote:
> > Jonathan Riddell ha scritto:
> > > On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 07:38:35PM +0200, Jos van den Oever wrote:
> > >> Can one sign a Fiduciary License Agreement under pseudonym?
> > > 
> > > Same as above on the whole.  At least in Scotland there's no
> > > restrictions on what name you chose to use for any purpose as long as
> > > it's not for fraud.
> > 
> > Can we talk to lawyers and other coding communities? This is not something
> > that can be decided just thinking about "more contributions".
> 
> The FLA is an agreement between a German organization (that is, the KDE e.V.) 
> and the licensor (that is, the contributor who is handing the fiduciary 
> license to the licensee). That makes Scottish norms irrelevant -- and part of 
> this discussion, too, since it's about what the *e.V.* will (or can) accept. I 
> don't know if the FLA contains, off-hand, choice-of-jurisdiction phrasing. 
> It's certainly something to discuss with one of our tame lawyers (who are not 
> our lawyers in a formal sense).

This question has two parts, code contributions and FLA.  Code
contributions are public and we could easily allow psudonames there
but not for FLA which is just a bit of paper in a filing cabinet
somewhere.  This would allow for privacy and German court happyness.

Jonathan


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