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Fedora To Have a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" For Contributors 212

Posted by timothy
from the the-right-kind-of-discretion dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Fedora Project is now going to enforce a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy for contributors. What the project's engineering committee is asking their members to conceal is a contributor's nationality, country of origin, or area of residence. There's growing concern about software development contributions coming from export restricted countries by the US (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) with Red Hat being based out of North Carolina, but should these governmental restrictions apply to an open-source software project?"
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Fedora To Have a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" For Contributors

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 06, 2014 @01:31PM (#46420553)

    No, but it can be good enough for a jury to find them non-guilty despite the facts - a tradition that extends throughout US history and long before.

    Remember, your obligation as a juror is not just to judge the facts of the case, but to ensure that justice is served. Despite the law if necessary. see Jury Nullification for more information.

    Want to get out of jury duty, say the words "jury nullification".

  • Re:Lawsuit? (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 06, 2014 @01:36PM (#46420599)

    Those Open Source nuts should all be imprisoned! Or, at the very least, branded as the traitors they are, aiding and abetting the enemy. Perhaps they should all go to Russia with Snowden.

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