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== US Federal Law ==
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The sentence "If it violates United States federal law, it cannot be included in Fedora." made me wonder: why "US federal law" instead of "US law"? This could use some clarification (maybe a link to a small page). I changed this part to contain an empty link so anyone who could elaborate on why it has to conform to US federal law, and maybe how this is enforced.
 
The sentence "If it violates United States federal law, it cannot be included in Fedora." made me wonder: why "US federal law" instead of "US law"? This could use some clarification (maybe a link to a small page). I changed this part to contain an empty link so anyone who could elaborate on why it has to conform to US federal law, and maybe how this is enforced.
  
 
P.S. I am a European citizen and just don't have enough knowledge of US-law.
 
P.S. I am a European citizen and just don't have enough knowledge of US-law.
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== Truecrypt license troubles ==
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Currently I use truecrypt to encrypt private data. Reading the section on truecrypt spawns many questions.
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The main two issues are:
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# What is wrong with the license?
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** Maybe a pointer to the discussion or a summary of the discussion is in order
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# What alternatives could (easily) replace truecrypt?
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** Would it be possible to spawn a new truecrypt and have a different license?
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** For instance could someone change it to being GPL-ed?
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** Or is that one of the problems?

Revision as of 07:25, 14 August 2009

US Federal Law

The sentence "If it violates United States federal law, it cannot be included in Fedora." made me wonder: why "US federal law" instead of "US law"? This could use some clarification (maybe a link to a small page). I changed this part to contain an empty link so anyone who could elaborate on why it has to conform to US federal law, and maybe how this is enforced.

P.S. I am a European citizen and just don't have enough knowledge of US-law.

Truecrypt license troubles

Currently I use truecrypt to encrypt private data. Reading the section on truecrypt spawns many questions. The main two issues are:

  1. What is wrong with the license?
    • Maybe a pointer to the discussion or a summary of the discussion is in order
  1. What alternatives could (easily) replace truecrypt?
    • Would it be possible to spawn a new truecrypt and have a different license?
    • For instance could someone change it to being GPL-ed?
    • Or is that one of the problems?