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Hi Mirek,

thank you for your contribution! Together we will make this a better tool :)

Am Samstag, 16. Juni 2012, 18:04:25 schrieb Mirek M.:
Hi Björn,
I'm excited to try out UserWeave. However, please do consider this a trial.
It seems a bit premature to advertise LibreOffice as an active user.

I really hope you will change your mind, once we started working with it. But, 
yes - it is a beta-product. It is open-source and everyone is invited to 
contribute. And it definiately works well enouge (tm).

Concerning my motivation: it is not marketing. I care about Free Software. I 
think this service is simply another peace we need to solve the big Free-
Software-Puzzle. It does happen to legally belong to a company and it might 
make money (tm) but most importantly it follows and serves Free-Software 

And since I had to sign off on the Terms of Agreement, I'd like to point
out its inadequacies so that you may correct them (smaller grammar
mistakes/typos are put in bold):

Thanks a lot. I will only comment those with related questions. I will file 
these to the Bugtracker. It will take some time to get fixed though. Sorry.

I hereby accept explicitly that all the input I make on UserWeave is

automatically – unless I stated something different before

What exactly is meant by "unless I stated something different before"? Does
that mean I can put proprietary data on UserWeave as long as I've released
it elsewhere under a proprietary license before I joined UserWeave?
(I'm sure it doesn't, but given that this is a legally-binding agreement,
this phrase should be worded differently or taken out altogether.)

There is a potential long term business model (tm). The idea: people that want 
to use the service can pay for not having their data released and published. 
This money shall be used to to finace the development and hosting of the 
software under the best of Free Softwares principles. But it will always be 
free of charge for projects working in the open. So this "state"ment is meant 
to refer to this potential business model. I will have to think about 
rephrasing it. I have been talking to some open knowledge foundation guys 
before, perhaps they can help.

The operators of UserWeave may relicence all my content even with
*with*retrospective effect with a different license as long as this
license complies with

Is it legal to relicense content with retrospective effect?
I.e. if I release something under CC0, can I relicense it under CC-by-sa
and forbid everyone who has already used my work from using it without an
added attribution and a relicensing of their work?

I think i did this on advice with the guys from open knowledge foundation. 
Will check this together with them. This is intended to allow to apply better 
suited Free Software Licences if this is needed. Stricly speaking, affected 
content would actually get two licences in the scenario instead of one, as the 
term "relicence" might imply.

Expections are all data the has to be particularly protected according to
German or European privacy policy law.

This should say "exceptions". I'd also leave out "particularly", since I'm
not sure what its meaning is in this sentence.
Also, what about any other privacy policy law? If I'm an American, African,
or Asian, shouldn't my privacy be protected according to local law?

This is actually rather needed, because the company that is liable for 
providing the service is located in Germany.

It also seems some pages are in German only. Since the design team works in
English, could you translate the more important pages?

Really sorry for that, but I cannot get that fixed right away. So, please 
trust me, simply ignore the confirmation-page after registering (It basically 
says a confirmation mail is on the way).

The basic idea: You get a mail (sorry, german again) - that basically asks you 
if you are the owner of this mail-account. Click the link. Afterwards you 
should be able to sign-in with name & pwd. Please try to follow these 
instructions to guide you through the german jungle... :)


Thank you very much for reporting back! Much appreciated!


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