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Re: US embargo restrictions for Debian?


On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 01:00:52PM +0200, Ola Sandbu wrote:
> I see that Debian is a US registered organization, and then have to obey the
> laws for that country.
> The reason for  my question is because I could not find any information
> related to United States embargo regulations at the Debian Web pages.

> The question is simple: Are you violating the US embargo regulations by
> allowing me (or anybody else) to install the whole or part of a Debian
> distribution in a country included in the the lists described by
> http://www.bis.doc.gov/complianceandenforcement/ListsToCheck.htm  ?

> My only way of understanding that the Debian distribution is legal is if it
> is classified as "information", that is an exception from the law.

Please see http://www.debian.org/legal/cryptoinmain for a summary of
Debian's current understanding of our obligations under US export law.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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