[Linux-aus] "No OLPCs for Cuba, Ever"

Ambrose Andrews ambrose at vrvl.net
Fri Jun 29 02:42:28 UTC 2007


"In a move going largely unnoticed by developers, the OLPC [One Laptop
Per Child] project now requires all submissions to be hosted in the
RedHat Fedora project. While this may not seem like a big deal, the
implications are interesting. First, contributors have to sign the
Fedora Project Individual Contributor License Agreement. By being forced
to submit contributions to the Fedora repository they automatically fall
under the provisions of US export law. So, no OLPC for Cuba, Syria and
the like. Ever."

Ambrose Andrews
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