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

From: Chris Andrew
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] PFV Package Section Summary update and call for help.
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 19:38:58 +0000


Thanks for picking this one up.  It's good to put this one to bed.

Many thanks,


On 26/01/2008, Lee McCafferty <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Lee
> 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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