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Bug#81852: Why do non-free programs with crypto have to be treated differently?

On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 09:20:25PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>  > Proposal is to change section 2.1.5 of the Debian policy to say:
>  >    Non-free programs with cryptographic program code need to be stored
>  >    on the "non-us" server because of export restrictions of the U.S.
> 	Umm. Is this right? Why are non-free programs being treated
>  differently? 

Yup, it's right. They're treated differently because not all non-free
crypto software can be exported from the US under the exemption we're
using. It would probably be possible to handle some of it, but working
differentiating between dfsg-free/non-free is hard enough, without adding
a non-free-but-okay-for-crypto-export category too.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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