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Offline p2p rules

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Obama enforces trade embargo against open source
« on: January 26, 2010, 07:27:37 pm »
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The Obama Administration has forced Sourceforge to deny service to its anti-terrorism sanction list.

In practical terms this means people in Cuba, North Korea, the Sudan, Syria and Iran get “403 forbidden” messages when they try to access sourceforge.org addresses. (Here’s how the Armenian Private School in Toronto, Canada displays 403 errors.)

Sourceforge is not happy about it, noting that Section 5 of the open source definition prohibits discrimination “against any person or group of persons.”  Neither is anyone else in the open source movement.
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Re: Obama enforces trade embargo against open source
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 06:24:10 am »
Laws in the name of anti-terrorism are being used by governments around the world to remove individuals rights . These are laws that would never get passed under any other circumstances. Many of them are an abuse of power. The UK goverment is a typical example of one that is making use of this abuse.

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