Reply to post: Re: Futile gesture

Putin's internet guru says 'nyet' to Windows, 'da' to desktop Linux

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: Futile gesture

"You fail to see the point. If the USA did apply their sanctions equally across the board then the Russians could not download the kernel, their distribution would be shipping only Nginx and MariaDB as everything else is "exported" from the USA. The USA could insist that all soviet ip's be blocked by Apache, FSF, RedHat, Oracle, GitHub."

I'm not sure how US sanctions against Russia would stop Russians downloading from mirrors not in the USA or how US sanctions could stop or block Russian access to mirrors in 3rd party countries not subject to sanctions

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