Linux to be illegal in Germany ?

Andre Kesteloot andre.kesteloot at
Thu Nov 8 17:29:04 CST 2007


It would appear that the German Government has introduced language into 
Section 202c StGB of the Computer crime laws that may make the mere 
possession of (creates, obtains or provide access to, sells, yields, 
distributes or otherwise allows access to) tools like John, Kismet, 
KisMAC, Nessus, nmap and possibly, the ability to Google, effectively a 

Hence, most Linux distributions may now become illegal in Germany, 
because they include the open-source nmap security scanner tool-- and 
some also include Metasploit.


André N4ICK

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