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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] CAcert root certificate non-free?

From: Tiberiu C. Turbureanu
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] CAcert root certificate non-free?
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:06:27 +0300
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On 06.07.2014 18:56, Jason Self wrote:
> Luke Shumaker:
>> > I'm with Parabola GNU/Linux-libre, and I have doubt that we can
>> > continue packaging the CAcert root certificate.
>> > 
>> > It was pointed out that in 2010 Fedora Legal found[0] CAcert's "Root
>> > Distribution License"[1] to be non-free; with a usage restriction.
> How does this compare with the licenses for other certificates that
> are already included? In a quick search for example the licenses from
> Entrust seem to be less liberal than the CAcert one and yet distros
> seem to include them without question.

I was wondering the same thing. Over the years I've been seeing a lot of
complaints about CAcert and I can't help asking if corporate competition
is trying to hijack this community project by using FUD tactics.

Tiberiu C. Turbureanu
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