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Re: Canada to remain mostly free

Avery Pennarun <apenwarr@worldvisions.ca> writes:

> On Fri, Oct 02, 1998 at 10:35:54AM -0400, Greg Stark wrote:
> > Manley announced new crypto policies, and though the speech is low on
> > detail, despite being particularly long-winded, it seems Canada may
> > remain in the free world.
> Very cool.  It looks like they've really listened to the industry's
> concerns!

The only thing i'm still worried about is whether they'll change the current
system which makes it very easy to distribute free software. It seems likely
they'll write whatever regulations they write with the needs of commercial
software in mind, and whereas a company would not really mind paying a few
dollars for an rubber-stamp permit, any such scheme would kill free crypto


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