Bug#1883: compress" missing?
I was sort of hoping that compress would be replaced by "gzip" throughout
the world, and thus we would not have to deal with its hassles.
I don't think anyone would object to your distributing certain
contributed packages from outside the US. If you'd like to do that for
compress, please package it up and do so. After the patent matter, the
secondary factor is availability of a maintainer for the package.
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