--- Comment #14 from Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora(a)leemhuis.info> 2009-05-11 21:42:29
Hmmm. I took a closer look at this and would like to get back to some points
that already have been raised:
NOTE: According to sec. 8 of the GNU General Public License (GPL),
Version 2, the distribution of the Program in or to the
United States of America is excluded from the scope of this license.
(In reply to comment #4)
The way this is worded bans even distribution to the US from outside
[...] In particular, how is RPM Fusion or its mirrors to prevent US users
from downloading the software?
I'd tend to agree in parts. But OTOH and IANAL: I don't think we need to
enforce this on a technical basis. A proper page in the wiki, linked on the
front page might do the trick if it says something like
- software in the free repos is free has no usage or distribution restriction;
see <this page> in the Fedorawiki for details
- software in the nonfree repo you should check the license of the software
before you actually use it, as there might be usage (for example:
non-commercial) or distribution restrictions you. Some of them are
- zsync: [...]
Something like that would be similar to the "Don't export fedora to Iran, North
Korea, ..." Fedora has.
(In reply to comment #5)
As far as I know, most RPM Fusion mirrors are anyway in Europe,
not in the US.
<drumroll>And the number 1 country with most RPM Fusion mirrors is: US
Six mirrors to be precise. FR gets the second place with only three mirrors.
And that were only public mirrors. There are likely private mirrors as well and
by taking this package we might bring the owners of those into trouble :-/
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