Re: [PROPOSAL] Allowing crypto in the main archive
On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Non-free programs with cryptographic program code need to be stored
> on the "non-us" server because of export restrictions of the U.S.
What if the non-free program contains source, but is non-free for other
> 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.
Maybe a few examples would help. This part seems vague, and left open to
interpetation. Like other vague things in Debian, this would mean we would
rather be safe than sorry, so more programs would be in non-us then would
really be nescessary.
> A package using a program which is distributed via the non-us
> server has to be stored on the non-us server as well.
This seems confusing. Why not use the language of dpkg, and say it with
depends, suggests, etc?
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GCS d- s: a-- c+++ UL++++ P+ L++++ !E W+ M o+ K- W--- !O M- !V PS--
PE++ Y+ PGP++ t* 5++ X+ tv b+ D++ G e h*! !r z?
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----BEGIN PGP INFO----
Adam Heath <firstname.lastname@example.org> Finger Print | KeyID
67 01 42 93 CA 37 FB 1E 63 C9 80 1D 08 CF 84 0A | DE656B05 PGP
AD46 C888 F587 F8A3 A6DA 3261 8A2C 7DC2 8BD4 A489 | 8BD4A489 GPG
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