On 25.09.2016 19:59, Greg Troxel wrote: > > Kamil Rytarowski <n54%gmx.com@localhost> writes: > >> TrueCrypt has been removed from major distributions due to legal danger. > > This should have been in the commit message then. > > However, pkgsrc hasn't been evaluating licenses for ickiness, and it > seems like a splippery slope. Probably most proprietary software is > also bad by the same metrics. > >> Reference for the license: >> >> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Forbidden_items?rd=ForbiddenItems#TrueCrypt >> >> Cite: >> >> The TrueCrypt software is under a poor license, which is not only >> non-free, but has the potential to be actively dangerous to end users or >> distributors who agree to it, opening them to possible legal action even >> if they abide by all of the licensing terms, depending on the intent of >> the upstream copyright holder. > > There may be truth behind this, but it's written in a FUD style. > Please continue it off-list.
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