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On Mon, 25 Nov 1996, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:

>
> Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 21:05:51 -0500 (EST)
> From: Nathan Bryant <nathan@burgessinc.com>
>
> For people who don't know, he's referring to a scheme where someone in the
> U.S. would export cryptography software to someone in Canada, who would
> then turn around and re-export the software to the rest of the world.
>
> This won't work; a U.S. resident who exports crypto to Canada with the
> intention of having someone in Canada re-export the software WILL be
> prosecutable in the U.S. Big Brother is watching!
>
> For any cryptography to be integrated into the mainline Linux kernel, the
> cryptography will have to be implemented outside the U.S., and the kernel
> will have to be maintained from outsided the U.S. Unless the cryptography
> is usable only for authentication. Additionally, once crypto gets into the
> mainline kernel, the kernel will not be re-exportable from the U.S.
>
> This is certainly one interpretation of the U.S. Export laws. Other
> people have made other interpretations. Unless someone is a real
> lawyer, and is willing to render a real Legal Opinion, people playing
> net.lawyer is probably not a productive use of the linux-kernel channel.
>
> - Ted
>

Ouch.......! That's smart........

Juan Casero
email: jcaser01@fiu.edu
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