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Re: [gNewSense-users] PFV Package Section Summary update and call for he

From: Lee McCafferty
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] PFV Package Section Summary update and call for help.
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 19:28:20 +0000


I took a look at Main kernel-wf - kz, and the only package left is 
krb5. This was marked as unclear because its copyright contained the
following passage:

  Export of this software from the United States of America may require
  a specific license from the United States Government.  It is the
  responsibility of any person or organization contemplating export to
  obtain such a license before exporting.

This issue was discussed on the list a while ago and I believe that the 
conclusion was that such a passage does not nullify the freedom of the 
software. This has to do with laws concerning cryptographic software and
is therefore not a restriction imposed by the copyright holder, but by the
laws of certain sovereign nations (if I understood correctly). To cut a long
story short, I have marked this as free, which completes that section.


On Sat, 2008-01-26 at 08:29 +0000, Chris Andrew wrote:
> Hi, everybody.
> I've just updated the Package Section Summary
> Work seems to have stopped, which is a little worrying, as we are so
> near our goal.
> I know people have many other pressures on their time, but any help
> you can offer would be great.
> Particularly striking is Main kernel-wf- kz which hasn't been touched
> for 126 days, as it seems that only one licence is preventing it from
> being free'd.
> I'll be doing the stats as usual, tomorrow evening.  In the mean time,
> please help if you can.
> Many thanks,
> Chris.

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