Hey FEDORA; WHY??? What have I ever done to anyone that justifies this?
Ok so my IP shows that im inside Iran, does that automatically disqualify me from using something that is supposed to be for everyone?
It’s sad yet so funny, If I use a VPN, and change some digits, Im good… but If I don’t change those digits (IP) I can’t use Fedora… NICE… Way to go, wayyy to go; Freedom and transparency at best right here
By downloading Fedora software, you acknowledge that you understand all of the following: Fedora 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 any country listed in Country Group E:1 in Supplement No. 1 to part 740 of the EAR (currently, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan & Syria);
well, Github and Gitlab also apply the same BS to the same 5 countries… I Cant even install freakin MINT with a net connection… or any other Ubunto-Based distro; lmao same with Manjaro… U see what Im saying here…
This is, unfortunately, correct. The Fedora community is subject to US laws—that’s where our FOSS philosophy hits the realities of the world. There’s work being done to get the Fedora community an exception, but such things are slow to proceed. See this reply for some more information:
There’s not a lot we can do in the meantime. We’re all subject to laws which may differ from location to location, and in some cases they do not meet our ideals but we do need to follow them.
I will close this thread because there’s no solution here that we can provide. When something changes here, it will be announced.