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Re: export restrictions in EULA



On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 19:37 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On 1/31/07, Jason Corley <jason corley gmail com> wrote:
> > I'm not sure what list this is really appropriate for, so apologies if
> > this is the wrong forum.  I noticed that the Fedora EULA still include
> > notes about export restrictions, specifically:
> >
> >    "... understands that certain of the software are subject to export controls
> >    under the U.S. Commerce Departments Export Administration Regulations
> >    (EAR) ..."
> >
> > Cuba, Iran, North Korea, etc. are all restricted areas.  Out of
> > curiosity how is that being enforced on the Fedora infrastructure end,
> > and how is that restriction handling passed to mirrors?  Is each
> > mirror required to implement their own set of restrictions?  Does a
> > Fedora mirror server in Canada (or some other non-restricted country)
> > sidestep that issue?  If so, doesn't that basically make the EULA
> > clause moot (from a once the dam is broken kinda perspective)?
> >
> > Jason
> >
> 
> So wait. Are you trying to bind Fedora as an American distro? I
> thought Linux was without borders. If this is the case I am going to
> have to look at my ticket pass for Fedora again. I was of the opinion
> there was no need for politics here in Fedora.

Linux might be w/o borders but red hat is a US company and while this
isn't about politics it is about law. So while "Linux" might not be
stopped if someone violates the law red hat sure could be and therefore
must comply with the laws of the country it occupies as its home.

-sv



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