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The way I understand it is that the cryptography (especially ip sec) is
being written by people in charge of S/WAN in finland on a machine that a
company has donated to them. No laws have been written to keep
cryptography from being *imported*, which means that a person should be
able to sit at a console in finland and write all of the stuff they want
to w/o being touched by the feds. Yet another thread: if this machine
will be present in finland for s/wan and ip sec, won't the kernel be able
to be maintained there, also?

For more info on the S/WAN project check out:
http://www.cygnus.com/~gnu/swan.html

| shepard@ameth.org |
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| Administrator, Ameth Technologies |

On Thu, 31 Oct 1996, Nathan Bryant wrote:

> On Thu, 31 Oct 1996, Oskar Pearson wrote:
>
> > And once Linus moves to the States?
> >
> > I wonder, is it illegal to code and compile encryption software in Finland
> > while you are sitting in the US ;)
> >
> > Will they shoot him if he then downloads it?
> >
> > And more importantly:
> > Will they refuse him a green card on the basis that he *might* do it?
> >
> > Oskar
> >
>
> You've raised an interesting point: once Linus moses to the US, we won't
> be able to integrate cryptography into the "standard" kernel if Linux is
> maintained from the U.S. instead of Finland.
>
> Will the kernel be maintained outside the US? Or will crypto code be
> distributed as patches to the kernel? If the kernel is maintained from the
> US, how do we deal with the brain-damaged export restrictions?
>
> +-----------------------+----------------------------------+
> | Nathan Bryant | Resident Unix Geek |
> | nathan@burgessinc.com | Burgess Business Solutions, Inc. |
> +-----------------------+----------------------------------+
>
>


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