Re: kernel.org status: establishing a PGP web of trust
From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Oct 05 2011 - 19:57:52 EST
On Wed, Oct 05, 2011 at 04:36:50PM -0400, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 05, 2011 at 04:00:39PM -0400, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 6:39 PM, Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > Each time a patch goes through him into the kernel, he certifies that
> >> > his real name is Andrew Morton.
> >> >
> >> > If that would not be his real name, it would make him somewhere between
> >> > completely untrustable and punishable at court.
> >> >
> >> Under which jurisdiction ? Under which law ?
> >> IANAL, but US copyright law does recognize the use of pseudonym for
> >> copyrighted work, without requirements to disclose one's legal
> >> name.
> > I am not talking about copyright law.
> > When you add a Signed-off-by: to a patch you have to use your real name
> > (see Documentation/SubmittingPatches for details).
> > If violating that would be considered fraud or some other crime in some
> > jurisdictions is likely a non-trivial question.
> One might still question the legality/constitutionality of such a
> statement. AFAIK, Greg KH, author of the sentence (in af45f32d25c) is
> not a lawyer.
How do you not know that such a sentance was not vetted by a lawyer? :)
> Have the DCO clauses been legally validated ?
Lawyers were involved in it. What do you mean by "validated"?
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