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aktavian
Member II

Access to this file was denied

Access to this file was denied

This file is not available in your country

Please contact the Alfresco support team if you feel this in error.

https://download.alfresco.com/cloudfront/release/community/201901-GA-build-205/alfresco-content-serv...

How could I download this file from Ukraine?

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afaust
Master

Re: Access to this file was denied

Ole Hejlskov‌ /  Francesco Corti‌: I don't know if you guys can shed some light on this. Is Alfresco actively blocking access to the Open Source version in (some) countries? I am not aware of any US/UK sanctions on Ukraine that should apply here, and even the sanctions on the occupied/secessionist territories might not apply as we are talking about the non-commercial Community Edition.

Illia Pidkova‌: A typical tool to deal with geo-blocking are VPNs.

Moderator
Moderator

Re: Access to this file was denied

Hello there,

It is true. To meet some US export regulations, certain countries are blocked.
I'm not sure if Ukraine is one of them, but I'm aware there are some access limitations in place.

...sorry to confirm.

afaust
Master

Re: Access to this file was denied

Can you please provide details to what specific functionalitites are covered by which specific export regulations? I understand that the distribution of the Docker images which ship Java may be limited due to including crypthographic functionality, but Alfresco on its own (as a distributable ZIP) does not contain anything that I am aware of (at this time) of being under export control. At least not the Community Edition - Enterprise may be a different topic due to the explicit encrypted file content store functionality.

Or is it just because Alfresco (either version) bundles Bouncy Castle? Would that not be a reason to refactor whatever uses Bouncy Castle to work without it and be free of such regulations - maybe having Bouncy Castle only as an optional component to be added by end-users / admins if they really need it in their environment....

Moderator
Moderator

Re: Access to this file was denied

Sorry, but I cannot be so precise on this.
We might need someone from Legal Office to reply here.

I asked to someone in IT (they built the technical solution)... will tell you then.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Access to this file was denied

Hey Axel Faust‌, Thanks for your question.

Parts of Alfresco's products are subject to export control (specifically the encryption elements), these are contained in both the Community and Enterprise versions that trigger the classification.

Thanks,

afaust
Master

Re: Access to this file was denied

And is the whole of Ukraine affected by "this" (the technical measures put in place to prevent download) or just the separatist controlled / Russian-occupied territories? Since I am not aware that Russia itself is blocked from accessing Alfresco software (I believe we might have heard something about this before now), I wonder why unoccupied Ukraine would be affected (assuming Illia Pidkova hails from the majority of state territory not occupied).