Re: New licence for cryto++ code-base
Stephen Zander said:
> // md2.cpp - modified by Wei Dai from Sun Microsystems's md2.c
> SKIP Source Code License Statement:
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Nope, non-free (discriminates against non-americans). If I read this right,
unless someone can show prior written approval from the US Government to
distribute this, Debian couldn't put it on ANY server, period, since non-US
folks have access to them. Why do they place laws into the licenses? Anyone
bound by the law is bound by the law, regardless of the contract, anyone not
bound by it by law, now is bound by it by contract.
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