[Mageia-dev] Mageia repository sections, licenses, restrictions, firmware etc

Tux99 tux99-mga at uridium.org
Wed Oct 13 04:04:25 CEST 2010

Marc, just as a further point to reflect on:
there are countries in the world were encryption is illegal or severely

According to your logic that would mean we can't include ssh, openssl, pgp,
and even https support in any browser.
Does that seems reasonable to you?

You need to face it, it would be impossible to make a distro that is legal
in every country of the world and at the same time is of any use to the
Therefore I don't see the need why we should comply with US patent laws
when we don't comply with for example Chinese encryption laws.

The only reasonable choice is do what every other distro does:
comply with the laws of the country where the distro is legally based in,
in this case France.

Regardless of all that, it is ALWAYS the user's (not the distro makers)
responsibility to comply with local laws of where the distro is being

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