[License-review] For approval: The Cryptographic Autonomy License (Beta 4)

Pamela Chestek pamela at chesteklegal.com
Thu Feb 13 20:36:53 UTC 2020

Yes, that was one of the very first issues raised with the CAL license
v1 on license-discuss before it was submitted to license-review almost a
year ago, in April 2019. This is Van's explanation about why they are
about two different things:


Pamela S. Chestek
Chestek Legal
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Raleigh, NC 27602
pamela at chesteklegal.com

On 2/13/2020 2:55 PM, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> Has anyone considered the PII and GDPR/CCPA/etc implications of the
> CAL? Could there be scenarios where the CAL requires behavior that the
> GDPR prevents? Those licenses introduce a concept completely foreign
> to copyright law, which is data protection rights for the subjects of
> data (who that data is about), even if that subject isn't a party to
> the transfer of software and thus covered by this license. What would
> be the ramifications of such a clash? Could someone using the software
> have to stop using it based on a request from a data subject?
> Brian
> On Thu, 13 Feb 2020, Eric Schultz wrote:
>> Sorry to bring this up at a late stage but I just thought of a
>> situation I wanted clarification on. Let's say a voice recognition
>> provider using the CAL allows users to confidentially choose to submit
>> their voice recordings to improve the quality of recognition. Is
>> there any sort of dynamic here where one user would be able to
>> request access to all of the other users confidential recordings? My
>> hunch is no but it's a little bit of a different situation than I had
>> seen considered on the list.
>> Eric
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