Slobodan Markovic on Sun, 6 Jun 1999 06:16:33 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Linux illegal in Australia?

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From: Jamie McCarthy <>
Date: Thursday, 03. June 1999, 16:31:33
Subject: Re: Linux illegal in Australia?

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Lizard wrote:

>Apparently, the source code for Linux contains a number of repetitions
>of the 'f-word' in comments. This would, technically, make it a crime
>to host it in Australia, or even to download it.
>This leads me to conclude that the Australian law is some sort of
>Microsoft plot.

Also it appears once in a string output to the console under some kind
of error condition.  At least in 2.0.36.

$ cd /usr/src/linux
$ find . -type f | xargs grep -in fuck
./arch/sparc/kernel/process.c:292:      /* fuck me plenty */
./arch/sparc/kernel/ptrace.c:269:/* Fuck me gently with a chainsaw... */
./arch/sparc/kernel/sunos_ioctl.c:56:   /* Binary compatibility is good
American knowhow fuckin' up. */
./drivers/block/cmd640.c:16: *  These chips are basically fucked by design,
and getting this driver
./drivers/cdrom/sbpcd.c:4611:   CURRENT=req->next;      /* task can fuck it
up         GTL  */
./fs/ufs/ufs_super.c:184:               printk("ufs_read_super: fucking Sun
blows me\n");
./lib/vsprintf.c:9: * Wirzenius wrote this portably, Torvalds fucked it up

But would this really prohibit import to/possession in/export from

 Jamie McCarthy

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