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Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- erotic graphical system activitymonitor

On Sun, Dec 12, 2004 at 12:28:08AM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> Not really. The rest of the explanation for non-US is that those
> packages weren't illegal to USE in the USA, but were illegal to
> EXPORT. We don't have a section for packages that you aren't
> allowed to have, or aren't allowed to use.

France makes it illegal to use or posses cryptography (at least at one
time, during the height of the crypto iron wall era --- Al Gore, Tear
Down This Wall!).  Yet we still shipped crypto code despite the fact
that possessession of crypto without a license could land you in jail
in France.

Saying that we won't ship code just because it might be illegal in
some random country is a very slippery slope.

						- Ted

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