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Author: Rob van der Putten
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] A warning to EU mirror operators
Hi there

On 03/02/2023 01:14, john faulk via Dng wrote:

> To all of our partners in the EU:
> Effective at some point this year, a law will take effect that will,
> depending on how extreme the interpretation is, ban Linux from the EU.
> We have a list of known mirrors that will be affected. All operators in
> this region are advised to begin the process of creating emergency
> backups of their servers.
> List of Mirrors Affected by this law:
> sledjhamr.org <http://sledjhamr.org>
> mirror.koddos.net <http://mirror.koddos.net>
> mirror.vpgrp.io <http://mirror.vpgrp.io>
> ftp.fau.de <http://ftp.fau.de>
> mirror.ungleich.ch <http://mirror.ungleich.ch>
> dist-mirror.fem.tu-ilmenau.de <http://dist-mirror.fem.tu-ilmenau.de>
> devuan.packet-gain.de <http://devuan.packet-gain.de>
> mirror.checkdomain.de <http://mirror.checkdomain.de>
> mirrors.dotsrc.org <http://mirrors.dotsrc.org>
> devuan.bio.lmu.de <http://devuan.bio.lmu.de>
> mirror.stinpriza.org <http://mirror.stinpriza.org>
> quantum-mirror.hu <http://quantum-mirror.hu>
> repo.ifca.es <http://repo.ifca.es>
> devuan.keff.org <http://devuan.keff.org>
> devuan.krypto-it.pl <http://devuan.krypto-it.pl>
> devuan.sedf.de <http://devuan.sedf.de>
> Articles related to the law can be found here:
> https://mullvad.net/en/blog/2023/2/1/eu-chat-control-law-will-ban-open-source-operating-systems/ <https://mullvad.net/en/blog/2023/2/1/eu-chat-control-law-will-ban-open-source-operating-systems/>
> https://gigazine.net/gsc_news/en/20230202-eu-chat-control-law-os/
> <https://gigazine.net/gsc_news/en/20230202-eu-chat-control-law-os/>
> Even if it doesn't get as bad as I suspect, this is still a wake-up call
> for all of us.

Open source software is speech. As in free speech.
However, sometimes legislators need to be protected from their own
stupidity. It wouldn't be the first time that MPs later regret voting
for certain legislation because of unintended consequences.