Re: [PROPOSAL] Allowing crypto in the main archive
Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> * DFSG free programs with crypto can be made and (re)distributed
> from the US now, as long as you don't consciously export it to
> one of 7 countries which are on a special blacklist
Of course that raises the question: What can Debian do to prevent export
to one of those 7 contries, and do we really want to do so?
> In light of this I'm proposing 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.
> Programs which use patented algorithms that have a restrictied
> license also need to be stored on "non-us", since that is location
> on a site where it is not allowed to patent algorithms.
"in a country" might be better.
> A package using a program which is distributed via the non-us
> server has to be stored on the non-us server as well.
Looks good. I just wonder about the 7 countries thing, or I would second this.
see shy jo