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Nicholas Clark
March 1, 2013 10:12
Re: File::Spec in XS
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On Fri, Mar 01, 2013 at 10:04:31AM +0000, Zefram wrote:

> I have no github account.  I find github's terms of service unacceptable,
> principally that the user is allegedly bound immediately (upon
> continuing to use the service) by changes to the terms that are made
> without notification.  See <>.
> They've changed the language a bit since that analysis: it now says
> they'll notify users of changes in advance, but with no specified notice
> period, and one of the mechanisms they count as "notification" is a
> statement on their website.  (The latter not in any specified form or
> location, so not even possible to automate checking for it).  So still
> rather too easy to become supposedly bound by terms that one hasn't read.

Rather off topic, but github could implement a viable technical solution
to this. But it seems that they don't want to/haven't thought of it.

Specifically, track which version of the T&Cs a user has agreed to, and
disable pushes (and all write actions) from any user who has not agreed
to the currently enforced T&Cs.

This works with both the "oh crap, we need to change things yesterday"
type of no-warning T&Cs, and any that they are able to give advanced
notice of.

This (also) is one of the reasons I'm not having dealings with github.

Nicholas Clark

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