[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: non-free/contrib policy

On Sun, 20 Jul 1997, Bill Mitchell wrote:

>   It seems like the primary ftp site should be outside the U.S.
>   Then, the crypto stuff could be on it and everyone (both inside
>   and outside the U.S.) could download from it.  Also, U.S. mirrors
>   could download from that site, and U.S. downloaders could download
>   from the mirrors.  No more non-us split.
>   One problem with this might be legal concerns on the part of those
>   U.S. mirrors that someone located outside the U.S. would download
>   from them, and that might be seen as their "exporting" the material.
>   If that's a concern, the mirror could choose not to mirror the
>   crypto packages.  There's probably few enough of those packages
>   that they could be removed by manual admin.

AFAIK, placing a file on a public ftp server is treated as "exporting" the
files, even if noone downloads the files. So the FTP servers in the US
couldn't mirror non-us. 


--                 Christian Schwarz
                    schwarz@monet.m.isar.de, schwarz@schwarz-online.com,
Don't know Perl?     schwarz@debian.org, schwarz@mathematik.tu-muenchen.de
Visit                  PGP-fp: 8F 61 EB 6D CF 23 CA D7  34 05 14 5C C8 DC 22 BA
http://www.perl.com     http://fatman.mathematik.tu-muenchen.de/~schwarz/

TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to
debian-devel-request@lists.debian.org . 
Trouble?  e-mail to templin@bucknell.edu .

Reply to: