[arch-dev-public] AUR ToS (aka making AUR user names public)

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 7 08:23:47 UTC 2017

[2017-03-07 09:05:28 +0100] Lukas Fleischer:
> If we *really* think that we need to keep user names secret, I think we
> should take down the whole AUR website because we already share this
> information everywhere without explicitly telling our users we do so. Or
> at least censor the user names on every single page they appear on which
> would be a lot of work.

Intent matters a lot in court. It's not just pure logic arguments.
There's a big difference between showing the usernames of package
maintainers, or comment posters, as users would expect, and plainly
giving the whole list out to a third party --- as they wouldn't expect.



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