[development] How is it that new Drupal user is given CVS access to ban countries

Kevin Reynen kreynen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 16:18:45 UTC 2010


Using this interpretation of Free Software principles, should we
remove the All Rights Reserved option from the Creative Commons
module?  Surely that code is also restricting the free movement of
information.  What about the Troll module which blocks users that
disrupt a community?

While I like to see information move as freely as possible, I don't
think you'll find much support to remove modules that limit access...
especially modules that limit access in one way to make it available
in another.  If we remove All Rights Reserved from CC, many sites
won't use the module.  As a result, less content is licensed as Share
and Share Alike.  Who is going to argue that Drupal needs to protect
the rights of trolls to access information?

Banning users based on their country or limiting access to all but one
country may be the most effective way to facilitate communication for
that community.    I can't imagine that you are arguing that there
should be no private content at all... that everything should be free.
 How does limiting how code restricts access to information adhere to
Free Software principles?


Kevin Reynen - Senior Developer
Open Media Foundation - Putting the power of the
media and technology in the hands of the people.

On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Victor Kane <victorkane at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, Richard Stallman was here in Buenos Aires recently and I went to his
> talk.
> He is talking about free movement of info, as in, people being able to share
> books, etc.
> We can arbitrarily reduce that to code if we wish, but then, we can
> arbitrarily do anything.
> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Laura <pinglaura at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mar 9, 2010, at Tue 3/9/10 7:46am, Victor Kane wrote:
>> > I feel all Open Source projects should adhere to Free Software
>> > Foundation principles involving the free movement of information.
>> To me, the overriding principle is free movement of code.
>> Laura

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