anonymous CVS access?
nneul at umr.edu
Fri Mar 28 12:54:14 EST 2003
Would it be possible to export in the nightly snapshots a tarball of the
repository? That would be a massive improvement for those of us making
local changes, but wouldn't require MIT to provide any additional
services beyond something similar to what is already being provided.
Granted, it's not particularly bandwidth efficient, but at least it'd
make maintaining and submitting patches easier.
Nathan Neulinger EMail: nneul at umr.edu
University of Missouri - Rolla Phone: (573) 341-4841
Computing Services Fax: (573) 341-4216
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Langasek [mailto:vorlon at netexpress.net]
> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 11:40 AM
> To: Frank Cusack
> Cc: krbdev at mit.edu; Sam Hartman; Matt Crawford; Stephen Smoogen
> Subject: Re: anonymous CVS access?
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 09:16:35AM -0800, Frank Cusack wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 06:11:02AM -0700, Stephen Smoogen wrote:
> > > On Fri, 28 Mar 2003, Frank Cusack wrote:
> > >
> > > >On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 03:01:10PM -0500, Sam Hartman wrote:
> > > >> We cannot do anonymous CVS without dealing with the
> export issue.
> > > >> Since we still seem to be unable to face that
> challenge, anonymous CVS
> > > >> is hard.
> > > >
> > > >I was under the impression that source code is exportable, with a
> > > >simple notification to the powers-that-be (commerce
> dept, I guess).
> > > It is a bit more complicated than that. The MIT legal
> department has to
> > > fill out some paperwork etc etc. I have the feeling that
> Sam is trying
> > > to say it is out of his hands on getting that done.
> > Fill out some paperwork? You must mean internal paperwork,
> to the best
> > of my understanding there is no government red tape to go through.
> Filing a notification with the government constitutes
> "paperwork". Given
> the high stakes if the right persons in the government were
> to frown upon
> MIT Kerberos, and the density of the governmentese export regs in
> question (regs which I believe Sam is familiar with even if he's not
> empowered to act on them wrt MIT Kerberos), I think it is not an
> insignificant amount of paperwork, and I don't fault MIT's legal
> department for being cautious in this instance (even though I
> wish they
> were able to give solving this a higher priority).
> > On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 09:09:08AM -0600, Matt Crawford wrote:
> > > Maybe someone who is willing and able (and/or whose site
> is willing
> > > and able) to deal with the export issues can set up CVS access?
> > Marc? (http://www.crypto-publishing.org/)
> Unfortunately, I suspect active participation in a CVS
> repository that's
> accessible to the outside world, whether or not they are directly
> responsible for the maintenance, would represent a degree of legal
> entanglement that MIT is also not likely to give its seal of
> approval to.
> Steve Langasek
> postmodern programmer
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