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Re: RFC: criteria A4 should be a C-class criteria

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: RFC: criteria A4 should be a C-class criteria
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 22:19:17 -0400

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  > that reads to me like it is referring to something, that would
  > be imposed by the gov't, upon everyone, and therefore not
  > related to the ethics of the operator

That would be logical but it is not what we found out.  The FSF's
lawyer said we had no legal requirement to block users from those
countries, so we don't.  But GitHub did.

We put in that criterion because the repos are not all the same on
this dimension.

Dr Richard Stallman
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