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No OLPCs for Cuba or enemies of the US

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The US and Cuba don’t get along so well, in so far as it is illegal for US citizens to travel to Cuba. The OLPC (One laptop per child) was developed to provide cheap computers to children in developing nations. Cuba among other countries will not be getting them, ever.

Since the OLPC is powered by a distribution of Fedora, the Fedora Export Control Matrix quite clearly states:

"Fedora's software and/or technical data may NOT be exported/reexported, either directly or indirectly, to the following U.S. embargoed or restricted destinations:

Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan or Syria.

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