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SubjectRe: US relaxes crypto restrictions?
Alexander Kjeldaas wrote:
>
> According to
>
> http://www.infobeat.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2557828890-57c.
>
> the US will relax its crypto restrictions to a point where exporting
> DES is legal. This potentially means that a lot of stuff that hasn't
> been in the kernel now could be integrated.
>
> Is anybody aware of the exact nature of the policy change? What about
> hooks for stronger crypto? If we're lucky, this means that the core
> of the international kernel patch including DES could be distributed
> together with the kernel. This could be a great step forward for the
> security of the Internet.
>
> Some US people need to take a closer look at the new restrictions and
> maybe even some paperwork needs to be done.
>
> astor

This one thing stopping the restrictions from here but in a few countries
like France, Iran, Iraq, Russia, to encript is a act of war. Until those
stupid laws are changed they would not be able to use our version of the
kernel. I think we should still have a kernel with security but provide
a version for those countries where it is illegal to use good encription.

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