Re: [PROPOSAL] Allowing crypto in the main archive
> > This would be non-DFSG if we couldn't distribute it at all.
On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 11:17:05PM -0800, Seth David Schoen wrote:
> You can certainly say "this _archive_ is only for the use of residents
> of the following countries" and even try to enforce that, as long as
> you don't actually try to prevent the software from being spread by
> other people into those countries. It's been demonstrated pretty often
> that the GPL doesn't require you to distribute software to anyone, it
> just forbids you to forbid someone else to distribute the software to
Sure, the GPL doesn't force distribution.
> I think Adrian Bunk's point above is correct: if the author exercises
> GPL 8, then that software is no longer DFSG-free! (Its distribution
> terms will then discriminates against groups of persons.)
Let's see a real case before we go too far with this.
Otherwise, we're making assumptions about what other licenses are
applicable, or not. And, whether it's the license or the laws which