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Re: export restrictions

On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 05:21:57PM -0500, Sam Hartman wrote:
> If the export restrictions are a legal note and are not intended to be
> part of the license then upload it to main.  If the legal restrictions
> are part of the license then you need to go carefully read the GPL; I
> believe there may be an exception that allows you to upload to non-us,
> but I may be wrong.

I concur with Sam.  The important distinction is whether the language
quoted is part of the license, or just a friendly FYI to keep people
from getting into trouble.  If the license doesn't automatically
terminate, and its terms don't change, if someone violates the laws
cited, then the language is not effectively part of the license, for the
same reason that language describing good ways to tie one's shoes
isn't a "license term" even if it's part of a license document.  Such
things just reflect scope creep (and sometimes sloppy thinking) on the
part of the licensor.

G. Branden Robinson                |       The last Christian died on the
Debian GNU/Linux                   |       cross.
branden@debian.org                 |       -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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