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Re: moving a package from non-US/main to main?

>>>>> "Marc" == Marc Haber <debian-devel.lists.debian.org@marc-haber.de> writes:

    Marc> On Sun, 2 Sep 2001 22:49:00 +0200 (CEST), Santiago Vila
    Marc> <sanvila@unex.es> wrote:
    >> However, you can repackage the .orig.tar.gz source and remove
    >> the non-US bits from it. Then you could upload both source and
    >> binaries to main.

    Marc> That would break the principle of pristine sources, though.

So, that's not a principle, it's a somewhat desirable goal.  For some
licenses it may be necessary, but there are many reasons you might
have to change the upstream tarball, including for example DFSG
problems with part of a program.

    Marc> Can anybody confirm that CAST is not among the non-USable
    Marc> offenses?

First, CAST is actually going to be less exportable than SHA.  CAST is
a crypto system family, SHA is a hash.

I think software that only uses SHA is likely not to fall under ECCN
5d002 or 5e002 of the US Commerce Control List and thus doesn't fall
under the annoying crypto stuff.  I.E. I suspect you could have stuck
the SHA only version in main, but need to stick SHA+CAST in non-us.

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