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Re: Debian and Cuba

Hi Maykel,

On Sat, Mar 26, 2005 at 12:44:11AM -0400, Maykel Moya wrote:
> Today I attended at 'I Taller de Software Libre' in the most important
> university here in Cuba. Some guys there are creating a Distro optimized
> for our country, and they are taking Gentoo as base.

> In their talk they said they didn't choose Debian because of legal
> restrictions due to the USA embargo.

> The obvious question is: is it illegal to use Debian in Cuba?

> Could you please clarify me?

It is my understanding that it is illegal under US law to knowingly export
software (free software or otherwise) from the US to Cuba, or to Cuban

It is my understanding that this applies to Gentoo just as much as it
applies to Debian.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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