[Linux-aus] Encryption bill and open source

Linux Australia President president at linux.org.au
Thu Dec 6 21:21:57 AEDT 2018

Sure - volunteers to take this on very warmly welcomed.

    Would improving the state of the art in open source help to defray its effects?
    Yes, but no-one's going to do it.

I don't have time to do it, and neither does the rest of Council. This 
is precisely my point.

AJ is right to say it's the wrong attitude - so someone, please go ahead 
and prove me wrong and take ownership of this task.

Best, Kathy

On 6/12/18 8:32 pm, Paul Shirren via linux-aus wrote:
> I am wondering it Linux Australia should try and get some clarification
> about the responsibilities of open source contributors under the
> legislation?
> 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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