Re: O: gnu-standards -- GNU coding standards
On Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at 02:36 , Jeff Licquia wrote:
Except that most of the crypto technology you used to find on Italian
and Dutch FTP servers was either code from the USA or (rather poorly)
algorithms from the USA.
Yes, that's because it was perfectly legal to print it out and
mail it, but not to send it on a disk.
Don't ask. Our government was, until very recently, deluded that
foreigners could not type. Or OCR.
It _did_ have a very detrimental effect on the adoption of
cryptography and cryptographic research in general, though. So,
arguable, it worked. Many projects (OpenBSD, FreeS/WAN, etc.)
still refuse code from the US. It is arguable still working to a
This is, however, very off topic.
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