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Re: Are DFSG free package in non-us part of Debian?

On 16 Nov 1998, James Troup wrote:

> Michael Beattie <mickyb@es.co.nz> writes:
> > > > If I upload a package to main; it goes to master (USA) and then
> > > > to ftp.debian.org (USA) and from there to non-US mirrors.
> > > 
> > > If you upload a non-US main package to the non-US primary server,
> > > it does not propagate to US servers (unless they are broken).
> > 
> > If James uploads the package, he's breaking the US law is he not?
> Uh, clearly not, no, since I live several thousand miles from the US.

My apologies. It just seemed as if you were.

> [Oh, gosh, I just had a fun thought. I've seen some lamer routers
> which are so brain dead as to actually route .de -> .de (same city
> sometimes even) via the US; what happens when a .de citizen uploads
> via one of these lame routers to nonus.debian.org?  Aren't the people
> routing the ``munitions'' technically breaking US law?]

Another good point..

                       Michael Beattie (mickyb@es.co.nz)

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