[Linux-aus] Encryption bill and open source

Paul Shirren shirro at shirro.com
Thu Dec 6 20:32:18 AEDT 2018

I am wondering it Linux Australia should try and get some clarification
about the responsibilities of open source contributors under the

Would they have to comply with a technical assistance notice? Would
volunteers be treated the same as people paid to contribute to projects?

Does it matter that open source projects usually have a global user
base. What if the copyright is owned by others including
non-Australians? What about people packaging others code for a distro?

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