(replying to Ambassadors as well)
Because Fedora is composed and distributed by Red Hat, Inc (a United
States company), it is subject to United States export laws. Our Export
Policy is a direct result of that.
While many of us in the Fedora project share your concerns about US
export laws, and the restrictions that they place upon our community,
this does not change the fact that we are bound by them (and the
penalties for violating them are non-trivial). We hope that at some
point in the future, these laws will change in a way which permits the
widest possible use and involvement of Fedora around the world, and
should that occur, we will update our Export Policy accordingly.