kde.modular.im: "I am at least 16 years old. "

Eike Hein hein at kde.org
Thu Feb 21 15:21:28 GMT 2019


the e.V. board will definitely discuss this issue as well in this week's 
call, to put some thought into the legal side vis-a-vis GDPR compliance. 
I think the community will here is clear and non-controversial, we 
collectively just need to think about how to do it properly. We'll 
report back our findings.

Anyone who has something to contribute (GDPR experts in the audience?), 
please speak up of course.


On 2/21/19 8:36 AM, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
> I have to agree. We want youngsters to be involved in all aspects of the 
> KDE community, not just GCi. Kids will still join and just lie about 
> being 16, but why make them do that?
> I don't think we gain anything and lose an aspect of friendliness and 
> openness that we've always had. Many of our best contributors began 
> before age 16. I want that to continue -- and younger people are more 
> likely to use Matrix than some of us who are set in our IRC habits.
> Valorie
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 2:33 PM Krešimir Čohar <kcohar at gmail.com 
> <mailto:kcohar at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I don't see what we gain by imposing this rule (16 or over) and we
>     do stand to lose a lot (up and coming teen programmers whose skills
>     could be honed and tempered, and whose contributions could make a
>     substantial difference to KDE).
>     On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 11:04 AM Boudewijn Rempt <boud at valdyas.org
>     <mailto:boud at valdyas.org>> wrote:
>         There's the
>         https://kde.modular.im/_matrix/consent?h=6fc7fefb99181b28ffdf2be32225ead05a8cd6c148da23482edbcc4b08ce7ddd&u=boud
>         page you need to agree to before one can join. And it asks
>         people to confirm that they're older than 16.
>         Why do we have this condition? There are plenty of reasons why
>         we would need people younger than 16 to be able to chat with
>         people in the KDE community. We've had contributors and even
>         people giving presentations at Akademy who were younger than 16.
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