Am Saturday 06 February 2010 20:51:09 schrieb Zaher Dirkey:
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Martin Schreiber <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > On Friday 05 February 2010 14:11:03 Anthony Walter wrote:
> > > I don't understand. Would you care to explain what restrictions
> > > SourceForge places on its users? I am curious.
> > Please read:
> > http://sourceforge.net/blog/clarifying-sourceforgenets-denial-of-site-acc > >ess-for-certain-persons-in-accordance-with-us-law/
> > Martin
> Can i ask What is your country?
> And sorry for Off Topic
Nikolay Nikolov wrote:
> Good news, they have added the option to lift those restrictions. It's
> now up to the project admins to decide for their own project.
Problem still holds. If you accidentally on unknowingly introduce "code of
mass destruction" <smile>, or the US Government things your code is
considered "rogue" they will try and jump on your case. :-( Simple things
like cryptography units is an issue.
Having this hanging over your head is not what I call "in the spirit of the
open internet". So what Martin did, by moving his project to BerliOS is a
I'm considering my options too (self hosting or external non-US hosting),
and moving my project away from SourceForge.net. Even though my country is
not affected by this, this whole idea of banning countries is ridiculous.
And now one risks that the US government sues the admins of the projects if
we click the wrong "Export Controls" option? Much too dangerous.
I export "prohibited technology" from USA to banned countries which falls
under US law. And US government has the possibilities to enforce their will
in my country. We will stick to BerliOS.