[clug] What can't be distributed with Linux?

Daniel Black daniel.subs at internode.on.net
Mon Mar 19 04:32:54 GMT 2007

On Monday 19 March 2007 11:13, you wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-03-19 at 09:35 +1100, Daniel Black wrote:
> > On gentoo you can look for RESTRICT=mirror/nomirror (actually the same -
> > the convention just changed). Its very US focused in the way that it
> > views law though.
> Thanks Daniel,
> Is this license restriction, legal restriction, other, or all three?
> Similarly I guess I could check if it is included in Debian's main tree.
Its a bit of all three. If something look too dubious its either placed on a 
fetch restriction so it never reaches the gentoo mirrors or not included.

Sometimes its there if the devs can't work out the meaning of the licence too.


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