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Re: Bug#447712: Package could be non-free in the United Kingdom

Isabel Drost wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 October 2007, Steve Greenland wrote:
>> Mere local law shouldn't make a package DFSG non-free. I'd bet there are
>> many packages in Debian whose distribution or use violates local law
>> somewhere in the world.
> Just a tiny example: I guess, Debian still contains many packages that contain 
> software that might be considered "hacker tools" in German courts and thus 
> might be forbidden under German law:

... as long as most of those tools are also contained on a CD which is
distributed by the BSI[1], I wouldn't think much about taking any action
here in Germany....



[1]: http://www.bsi.de/produkte/boss/index.htm
Bernd Zeimetz
<bernd@bzed.de>                         <http://bzed.de/>

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