[Maxima] Removing Sourceforge blanket blocking
ferriste at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 07:15:39 CST 2010
Nobody on this topic?
I've just read this on the FAQ page:
Is it free?
Yes. Maxima is distributed under the GNU General Public License, with some
export restrictions from the U.S. Department of Energy.
What kind of restrictions are applyed?
2010/12/3 Stefano Ferri <ferriste at gmail.com>
> Dear list,
> a few months ago, Sourceforge published a blog post:
> Sourceforge administrators introduced an option in the project admin
> settings, where a project administrator can select if his program contains
> and/or call cryptographic software, because it may be subjected to U.S.
> export laws. I haven't understood if this option fully unlocks the access to
> the project page from "evil" countries, anyway it seems quite interesting.
> I've enabled the export option in my project, and since it is a program
> that runs inside Maxima, I would like to know if Maxima has inside some
> cryptographic algorythms or functions, and if that option was enabled by
> Maxima developers in the project details page. Every while, even on this
> mailing list, someone asks for help with download or documentation of
> Maxima, because the access in his country is blocked. It would be nice to
> grant access as much as possible.
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