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    SubjectRe: [Crypto] Re: ftp.kernel.org vs. ftp.funet.fi
    On Sat, 19 Apr 1997, Oskar Pearson wrote:

    > "David S. Miller" writes:
    > > Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 11:27:12 +0200
    > > From: Olaf Titz <olaf@bigred.inka.de>

    [SNIPPED]
    >
    > Linus creates a kernel with encryption in it.
    > He encrypts it with an international encryption algorithym (blowfish for eg)
    > or even a few of them... you never know who the CIA has bought.
    > He exports the encrypted code.
    > Someone in (for example) Finland de-encrypts it and put it one their site.
    >
    > This essentially creates a catch-22 (or double bind in Psychology) situation
    > for the government. They have been avoiding telling the world how much they can
    > crack.... if they want to prosecute Linus they would have to reveal what they
    > can crack.

    You forget that various US security agencies make their own rules. They
    are not governed by rule-of-law. We need to get Congress to control this
    not-too-hidden "government". You do this by flooding Congress with proposals
    for a new law to remove any restrictions on the export of so-called
    encryption technology. You have to actually write the law yourself because
    the Congress is basically too dumb to know what you are talking about.


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