No feedback from feedback(a)suse.de... so here goes.
Will SuSE be shipping the full sec series, as bundled in the German/UK
versions, with the US version? Aside from the fact that AFAIK it was never
illegal to import crypto, patent considerations aside (and September is
nigh...), into the US, and that therefore SuSE should have been able to
bundle the same sec series all along, the US has recently relaxed crypto
regulations. Meanwhile we here in Canada have never had them, nor do US
laws apply to crypto exported to Canada, but still we had to get the
crippled US distribution (yes, to answer a previous question, there is a US
distribution), thus defeating the purpose of getting the software on
relatively secure, easily rebooted pristine media, and forcing us to spend
unnecessary time searching and downloading stuff.
After I grumbled, SuSE GMBH kindly shipped me a free UK version on a
one-time only basis, but they won't do that again, for me or anyone, I am sure.
So, will SuSE 7.0 US edition ship with security or not? If not, please say
so on the package and the website.
And BTW, FreeBSD 4.0 shipped with all the crypto packages bundled. There
is some lame question about whether you live in the US/Canada or not, but
otherwise they are all there and as far as I can tell there is nothing to
stop you from lying, and no one at FreeBSD seems to have gotten in trouble.