Re: Fwd: [FSFE PR][EN] Copyright Directive – EU safeguards Free Software at the last minute

Christian Imhorst christian.imhorst at
Thu Mar 28 17:14:38 UTC 2019


Am 28.03.19 um 15:28 schrieb Paul Boddie:
> On Thursday 28. March 2019 09.47.34 Christian Imhorst wrote:
>> How do we come to this conclusion? We can probably give thanks to
>> Microsoft for their good lobby work, that they could get an exception
>> for GitHub 
> I must say that I feel uncomfortable about emphasising companies like GitHub
> in any advocacy campaign. 

Me too. I meant that ironically, because on their blog GitHub claims 
success for the exception of open source platforms. It sounds plausible, 
but good that it's not:

Am 28.03.19 um 17:41 schrieb Bernhard E. Reiter:
 > Is a sign that the people who were shaping the current EU directive
 > understood our arguments that Free Software development is important for
 > Europe. They even understood that "non-commercial" is not enough to 
 > platforms that help to collaborately develop and share code under Free
 > Software licenses. This means that on this limited subject the FSFE 
is taken
 > seriously as someone to talk to.

I can not judge your last sentence, Bernhard, but I hope that's the 
case. :-)


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