Re: SSSCA Hits the Senate

Florian Weimer (Weimer@CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE)
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 23:33:58 +0100

"Herman Oosthuysen" <> writes:

> The obvious solution is to continue the way Richard Stallman envisaged:
> ***Distribute all code in source form only - no binary distributions.***
> This way, the source files are protected under freedom of speech rules and
> the originator of the work is safe.

Unfortunately, this works only in the U.S. Other countries which will
follow the US leadership in consumer suppression regulate free speech
to make it conforming to law.

I agree, though, that source-only distribution avoids many problems
and is preferable.

Florian Weimer 	                  Weimer@CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
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