[PROPOSAL] Allowing crypto in the main archive
I've been reading through the current US export policies in between
lately to see if we still need non-US, or at least in the way we
currently have it (there is lots of info on the crypto policies at
* DFSG free programs with crypto can be made and (re)distributed
from the US now, as long as you don't consciously export it to
one of 7 countries which are on a special blacklist
* due to some restrictions in the policies not all non-DFSG free
gets the same benefit, so we will still need non-US for non-free
* software that uses patented algorithms will also still need to be
In light of this I'm proposing to change section 2.1.5 of the
Debian policy to say:
Non-free programs with cryptographic program code need to be stored
on the "non-us" server because of export restrictions of the U.S.
Programs which use patented algorithms that have a restrictied
license also need to be stored on "non-us", since that is location
on a site where it is not allowed to patent algorithms.
A package using a program which is distributed via the non-us
server has to be stored on the non-us server as well.
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