Re: Bits from the ftpmasters
On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Matthew Palmer]
> > Do you believe that the ftpmaster team might be amenable to either of
> > the proposals mooted recently, such as multiple people certifying
> > that the package is OK (like "advocates for packages"), or a
> > collection of clueful DDs doing these sanity checks on NEW packages?
> The crypto export thing is a potential problem, but it seems to me
> that it has a pretty straightforward solution: host the NEW queue on
> a machine outside the US.
This causes a problem for DDs uploading inside of the US, as they
could (or would) be exporting cryptographic software, instead of the
archive itself doing that after properly notifying the BXE et al. [Ah,
the joys of export controls...]
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