legal to export DES outside of the US via Canada? (fwd)
I was reading this tidbit of info and thought some of you might like it...
Anyway to make our DES legal All I have to have is a canadian mirror site
who will mirror EVERYTHING from the tree then all out of US mirror sites
mirror from this point. This would fix our export problem without
breaking any laws.
YEAH! Canada is good for something :) *grin*
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Subject: crypto software export
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 1995 12:05:22 -0700
I just got confirmation from the Canadian government that free
software is not controlled by any cryptographic export or usage laws
Yes, this means we're free to include any and all cryptographic stuff
that we want in any place in the source tree, as long as licensing,
patent, etc. issues are handled.
The actual text of the law is being mailed to me. I'll be able to
quote from it later if anyone wants further details.
BTW, in a twist of law, when I asked about ITAR the gentleman said
that ITAR doesn't enter into the picture at all. Apparently one could
bring ITAR code into Canada, and the Canadian government has no law on
the books to prevent it from being re-exported to the world. I'd
always suspected this loophole; the fellow picked up rather quickly on
what I was suggesting..... and made it clear that there'd be no law
to prevent one from doing so! (not that I want to re-export ITAR)
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