Re: export to embargo countries
Frank Lenaerts wrote:
I have been reading http://www.debian.org/legal/cryptoinmain to find
out what it takes to create a product using Debian GNU/Linux as
operating system. Pointers to more recent information are welcome.
Am I correct that, in order to be able to export a product using
Debian GNU/Linux, to countries under US embargo, I would have to
remove all encryption related material?
If so, what does "remove" mean then? Would I have to rebuild
everything without encryption or would it be enough to remove
applications like for instance ssh?
From previous discussions, I don't think *licenses* can prevent you to
export to a country under US embargo (such a license would be non free).
US laws might prevent from doing this if you are a US citizen (or live
in the US) but this is not the topic of this list. I am not a US citizen
(nor does I live in the US) but I think that you can't export anything
from the US to a country under US embargo. Of course nothing prevent a
user living in a country under US embargo to download Debian from a
All of this is just my understanding of the current situation, it is not
a legal advise (for that you have to consult your lawyer).