Re: [PROPOSAL] Allowing crypto in the main archive
On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Non-free programs with cryptographic program code need to be stored
> on the "non-us" server because of export restrictions of the U.S.
So for the export restrictions only a "non-US/non-free" will be needed.
> 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.
That means if you use an algorithm that is patented in Germany the package
will be in non-us? You better rename this "non-US" to "patented/main" and
add the other needed "patented/contrib", "patented/non-free" and
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