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Re: Problem serving one-click installer to Syria

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: "M(dot) Bashir Al-Noimi" <admin(at)mbnoimi(dot)net>, Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, PostgreSQL www <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Problem serving one-click installer to Syria
Date: 2010-06-19 13:54:33
Message-ID: 5224.1276955673@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> writes:
> So unfortunately the advice we've received is essentially identical to
> what Josh found when working for Sun, which is that there is nothing
> that EnterpriseDB, or the community running postgresql.org can do to
> help without risking severe penalties.

What's not apparent to me is why the one-click installers are any
different from the source code.  ISTM that if putting them on the
postgresql.org mirror network would be legally hazardous, then we
*already* have a problem.

Is it not sufficient to have mirror servers within the US block
connections from the embargoed countries?

			regards, tom lane

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