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Re: Crypto export

Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org> writes:

> More interesting (in my opinion): if US developers can safely upload
> crypto packages to US hosted debian servers, but Debian then makes these
> packages available to everyone in the world for download, why isn't this
> export of cryptographic packages a problem for Debian?

Because Debian registers that export with the US government and used to
inform the government of every package until the government asked us to

US developers would otherwise have to do the same thing to export
software with cryptographic code, at least in theory, to satisfy the law.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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