[Kde-scm-interest] Meeting minutes

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Thu Nov 12 21:20:59 CET 2009

On Thursday 12 November 2009, Thomas Zander wrote:
> >  user accounts (gitorous accounts need to have a realname)
> >  ** get opt-in privacy agreement. TASK: eean. (coordinate with
> > johann)
> Everyone that every has had an svn account has his info publicly
> available (see accounts files), whats different on gitorious that
> there is a privacy issue?

The problem is not that the info is publicly available. The problem is 
the transfer of the private data to gitorious. German law (and probably 
also the data protection law in other countries) forbids the transfer 
of personal data unless the person has explicitly consented to this. It 
is irrelevant that the data is publicly available in the accounts file. 
In fact, I wonder whether all people listed in the accounts file are 
aware that their name and email address is publicly available. ... 
Okay, http://techbase.kde.org/Contribute/Get_a_SVN_Account explicitly 
states that the account list is public. So (hopefully) no problem with 
this. Nevertheless, that does not give us the legitimation to give this 
data to other entities like gitorious.

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