Bug 1284220 - IP country ban needed?
IP country ban needed?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Václav Pavlín
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-11-21 20:27 EST by Richard Jasmin
Modified: 2015-11-22 17:19 EST (History)
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Description Richard Jasmin 2015-11-21 20:27:33 EST
Description of problem:
According to the master license file(check the root of the cd):

"Users in restricted countries(that US is at war with) MAY NOT USE said software"

So is anything actually being done to block access to getfedora website for sources coming from these countries? Im in the US, so Id never flag it, and most Tor users probly wont flag it(but you never know). We are friends with many countries. Some sites even check for Tor usage, so blocking access from Tor may not be as complex as it may seem.

Not one to spread (crypto) FUD but why give these misbehaving countries access to said software, even by chance or happenstance? Let them pirate some other OS.These countries should not be using 128 or higher SSL, IIRC. That should be a RED FLAG for any spy agency seeing high crypto traffic over in these places.

Americans overseas will probly not pay heed to this, but then again...we arent supposed to be spying on them anyways.

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How reproducible:
every spin (as noted in kickstart) or re-spin (released via website)

Steps to Reproduce:
1.spin fedora in some manner
2.host it(serve me)

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Expected results:
At a minimum this hilights need for the licence screen on the installer. Website may need some IP auto banning put in there.
(I have a legal-eese section on my wiki page)

Additional info:
Looks like wordpress, smells like wordpress...you know the drill.
Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2015-11-22 17:19:02 EST
If you have any issues with our licensing or enforcement of such, please mail legal@fedoraproject.org 

We are doing everything required here.

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