Re: Why isn't queue/new world-readable?
* Steve Langasek (firstname.lastname@example.org) [050803 00:10]:
> On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 12:55:01PM +0100, Jochen Voss wrote:
> > Hello Steve,
> > On Mon, Aug 01, 2005 at 05:38:39PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > On Mon, Aug 01, 2005 at 12:43:48PM -0400, Joe Smith wrote:
> > > > Also, Based on another message I read (on this very list IIRC) Debian is
> > > > used by the government as an example of the propper way to export open
> > > > source cryptographic software. [...]
> > > Er, please provide a reference; I've never heard anything of the sort, and
> > > google is no help.
> > A similar claim was on this list two weeks ago: in
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/07/msg00195.html
> > Philip Hands writes
> > This is because the current export regulations from the USA
> > require all crypto software to be notified to the authorities. It
> > seems that when a new package is uploaded, regardless of what it
> > might be, we inform them of the package name, and that it may now,
> > or in the future, contain crypto.
> > This (admittedly silly) procedure has apparently been adopted by
> > them as the shining example of how to do it right.
> Ah, guess I missed that message, thanks. Well, though the source is more
> credible, AFAICT this is still hearsay... does anyone know where this
> assertion actually originated?
Bdale told that on the boat trip during Debconf to Phil and me (and
other peoples sitting around).