Re: unofficial mozilla 0.8 deb
On Wed, Mar 07, 2001 at 05:32:15AM -0900, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 07, 2001 at 06:27:41AM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
> > Nope, I can't use anything less than 128 bit encryption some places (like
> > my bank for example) and Debian's Netscape package works fine for me.
> > It's also in main.
> <pedant mode=nitpick>
> but its non-free not non-US/non-free which is your point i think. ;-)
Look at http://www.fortify.net/latest_main.html and
AFAIR, the new legislation said that companies could apply at the government
for a permission to release specific versions of strong-crypto software to a
world-wide public. I guess Netscape did this for their communicator and
since the government gave the permission, anybody is now allowed to export
this specific pieces of software, even though they contain strong crypto.
[Then, it would be obvious that this reasoning doesn't necessarily apply to
Mozilla--someone had to ask for a permission first.]
Please correct me.