Recently, we had a request to add TrueCrypt to Fedora, and as part of that, we did due diligence on the license. What our legal counsel discovered was truly horrifying: not only was the license non-free, it almost certainly opens the user and the distributor to serious risk of legal action from the copyright holder, even if all conditions of the license are met.
Accordingly, we've blocked TrueCrypt from inclusion in Fedora and marked it as one of our "ForbiddenItems". While this should not be construed as legal advice (IANAL), I felt it was important enough to pass this information along to this mailing list, so that other distributions could do their own research into this package. At least Mandriva appears to be shipping this code currently. Certainly, I'm not telling any other distribution what they should do, but I'm just throwing this warning out there. I see plenty of non-free licensed material suggested for Fedora inclusion, but I've never ever seen a license that actively (and arguably, intentionally) put both the distributor and the end-user at such serious legal risk. Thanks, Tom Callaway, Fedora Legal _______________________________________________ Distributions mailing list Distributions@lists.freedesktop.org http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/distributions