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, I wouldn't think much about taking any action
here in Germany....