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Fedora is NOT really FREE for everybody

Wed, 2017-09-06 18:33

So I have just stumbled upon this Fedora Export Control Product Matrix.

Fedora software and technical information may be subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (the “EAR”) and other U.S. and foreign laws and may not be exported, re-exported or transferred (a) to a prohibited destination country under the EAR or U.S. sanctions regulations (currently Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Crimea Region of Ukraine, subject to change as posted by the United States government); (b) to any prohibited destination or to any end user who...

Since when Fedora is submiting to US laws? Why is it so? How is it possible?

From Fedora wiki page:

What is the Fedora Project?

The Fedora Project is a partnership of Free software community members from around the globe. The Fedora Project builds open source software communities and produces a Linux distribution called "Fedora."

Our Mission The Fedora Project's mission is to lead the advancement of Free and open source software and content as a collaborative community.

On the landing page, however is stated

Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built and used by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project.

Is it a double speak/standart or am I getting it wrong?

From Fedora Export Control Product Matrix we can conclude that people that happen to be born and live in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Crimea Region of Ukraine are not part of the global community. I smell US politics here. It's a shame, Fedora

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What's your solution for Linux to Android media streaming?

Wed, 2017-09-06 14:31

I'm using samba right now but the transfer/stream speeds are insanely slow, so I'm looking for alternatives.

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Libre software in school

Wed, 2017-09-06 11:11

Hi first of all I'm not sure if this is the right place to post but I'm gonna do it anyways.

At my school (in Denmark 🇩🇰) we all got Chromebooks and are forced to use them with Google for education. I'm not allowed to use GNU/Linux there or LaTeX and deliver my papers in PDF or ODF the only format I'm allowed to give them is though Google docs

Does anybody know if I somehow can deny to use non free software. I tried explaining my teachers some simple stuff about source code and why it's important but they didn't listen and just thought that I was trying to get an excuse for not doing anything.

Any advice would help thank you

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Should security companies develop on Linux?

Wed, 2017-09-06 11:02

Hi r/Linux I've got a question: Why is it important that security companies use Linux? How does that make their service more secure? Do I as the user also have to use Linux to be secure? I'm using encrypted Tutanota mail, and regularly noticed people asking if they used Linux ie here.

Now, I'm using a Mac, should I be worried?

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Pls support me

Wed, 2017-09-06 09:24

Please support my Linux Blog:

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