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Re: Bug#200411: www.debian.org: confusing description of non-US sections



On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 09:59:34PM -0700, Matt Kraai wrote:
> The thread
> 
>  http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2002/debian-legal-200207/msg00029.html
> 
> documents the exact rationale for these sections.  The following
> patch incorporates its conclusions into the packages page.
> 
> I'd appreciate it if the readers of debian-legal would
> double-check it.
[...]
> Index: english/distrib/packages.wml
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/distrib/packages.wml,v
> retrieving revision 1.51
> diff -3 -c -p -u -r1.51 packages.wml
> --- english/distrib/packages.wml	6 Feb 2003 18:12:17 -0000	1.51
> +++ english/distrib/packages.wml	8 Jul 2003 04:52:18 -0000
> @@ -26,10 +26,17 @@ restrictive license or legal issues. The
>        <dd>Packages in this area do not necessarily cost money, but have some
>        onerous license condition restricting use or redistribution of the
>        software.</dd>
> -    <dt><em>Non-US/Main</em> and <em>Non-US/Non-Free</em></dt>
> -      <dd>These packages cannot be exported from the USA, they are mostly
> -      encryption software packages, or software that is encumbered by
> -      patent issues. Most of them are free, but some are non-free.</dd>
> +    <dt><em>Non-US/Main</em></em></dt>
> +      <dd>Packages in this area are free themselves but cannot be
> +      stored on a server in the USA because they are encumbered by
> +      patent issues.</dd>
> +    <dt><em>Non-US/Non-Free</em></dt>
> +      <dd>Packages in this area do not necessarily cost money, but
> +      have some onerous license condition restricting use or
> +      redistribution of the software.  They cannot be exported from
> +      the USA because they are encryption software packages or they
> +      cannot be stored on a server in the USA because are encumbered
> +      by patent issues.</dd>
>      </dl></blockquote>
>  
>  <p>Note that same packages might appear in several distributions, but with

Looks okay.  I suggest the following further changes:

s/free themselves/freely licensed by the copyright holder/

s/USA/U.S./

s/do not necessarily cost money, but//

s/encryption software packages/& that are not exempted from the export
control procedure that is used for packages in Main/

-- 
G. Branden Robinson                |    The basic test of freedom is
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    perhaps less in what we are free to
branden@debian.org                 |    do than in what we are free not to
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    do.                  -- Eric Hoffer

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