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From "Lawrence Rosen" <lro...@rosenlaw.com>
Subject Conversion of open source support websites
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2011 01:55:32 GMT
Dear open source attorneys,

 

A question has come up in the Apache Open Office project related to the
conversion of the relevant websites from Oracle's control to Apache's
control. 

 

We note that there are many myname@openoffice.org accounts and passwords.
Emails to these addresses on openoffice.org mailing lists are forwarded to
an account kept in an account record file. 

 

Is this information private and confidential in Europe and other non-US
jurisdictions? Some participants on the project team believe that transfer
of that file into Apache violates some privacy or even regulatory policy
concerning the handling and sharing of private information (i.e., email
addresses). 

 

Is there something special we need to do in Apache in order to convert this
file so that the Open Office project isn't disrupted and so that privacy
rights in all countries are protected?

 

/Larry

 

bcc: AOo.o development list

 

Lawrence Rosen

Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm (www.rosenlaw.com) 

3001 King Ranch Road, Ukiah, CA 95482

Cell: 707-478-8932

Apache Software Foundation, board member and counsel (www.apache.org) 


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