Re: [PROPOSAL] Allowing crypto in the main archive
On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 04:27:37PM -0800, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Okay, hopefully the final language change:
> Proposal is to change section 2.1.5 of the Debian policy to say:
> Non-free programs with cryptographic program code must 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 must also be stored on "non-us", since that is located in a
> country where it is not allowed to patent algorithms.
Programs which use patented algorithms that have a restricted
license must also be stored on "non-us", since the "non-us" server
is located in a country where patenting algorithms is not
By the way, what does "restricted license" mean in this context?
Surely even if the license is DFSG-free, the software would have to
live on non-us if the algorithm is patented?
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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