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Re: What price do you want?



On Fri, 26 Sep 2003, Roger Peña Escobio wrote:

> as you could notice, i'm from cuba, i'm a cuban citizen and also i live
> in cuba, so, as explicity say in the EXPORT CONTROL paragraph, i'm
> avoided to use the RHEL, also the beta :-(

Not quite. Since you live in Cuba, you do not need to follow
US law, only Cuba law.  The problem here is that Red Hat has
to follow US law, which prohibits Red Hat from giving/selling
you a copy of the software.

> how can the BETA public version under the GPL can also be restrict
> it by the US EXPORT CONTROL ?

While Red Hat may not be allowed to give you the software, the
GPL specifies that Red Hat can not forbid other people to give
you a copy of the software, see section 6:  "You may not impose
any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights
granted herein."

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"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan




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