Rocky outdated export condition


Regardless of open source philosophy which made every open source product available for where ever, rocky linux posted below text at its website “Rocky Linux software and technical information may be subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (the “EAR”) and other U.S. and foreign laws and may not be exported, re-exported or transferred (a) to a prohibited destination country under the EAR or U.S. sanctions regulations (currently Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Crimea Region of Ukraine, subject to change as posted by the United States government); (b) to any prohibited destination or to any end user who has been prohibited from participating in U.S. export transactions by any federal agency of the U.S. government; or (c) for use in connection with the design, development or production of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, or rocket systems, space launch vehicles, or sounding rockets, or unmanned air vehicle systems.”

While restricting countries from using opensource project may kill the concept of opensource it maynot remain the same (at least in the real opensource morals ones).

anyway USA exports and regulation has been updated 2 years ago, the USA had removed SUDAN from sanction list they mentioned that " Effective December 14, 2020, the determination regarding Sudan as a State Sponsor of Terrorism was rescinded. Accordingly, the prohibitions of the Terrorism List Governments Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 596, and section 906(a)(1) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7205) no longer apply to Sudan."

you may please updated your download roles in Download page by removing Sudan from the list if not the rest of other restricted countries.

link to removal messeage:

Thank s

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Just linking here the RHEL one which has Sudan removed: Export Control Product Matrix

@brian are you able to get this updated on the Rocky downloads page? I’m not sure if it appears anywhere else as well?

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Thanks for the head’s up! Done with Sudan export restrictions rescinded · rocky-linux/ · GitHub

(In develop, not yet merged to main)