gnupg rpms

Stainless Steel Rat ratinox at
Thu Dec 10 22:10:37 CET 1998

"IG" == Ian Goodyer <goodyer at> writes:

IG> Finally, public-domain software, is exempt from current laws in Europe.

The trick here is the definition of 'public domain'.

In the US, public domain means one of two things: the copyright to a work
has expired, or the owner of the copyright to a work has explicitly
renounced his copyright.  Either way, a work in the public domain has no

The definition Wassenaar seems to be using is completely different.  What
they call 'public domain' is what the FSF calls 'free software':
copyrighted but freely distributable.

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