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Re: WARNING: Crypto software to be included into main Debian distribution

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The T7 countries are all under Boycott.  You'd get arrested exporting 
ANYTHING to them.  Is a Cigar an armament?  Can you get real honest-to-god 
Havana Cigars?

On Fri, 1 Mar 2002, Walter Landry wrote:

>Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
>> And frankly, no, you _can't_ export code and say "Do whatever you want
>> with it" in that sense: you can't export gcc to a T7 country and tell
>> them, "go ahead, use it to build a nuclear arsenal".
>Excuse me?  Why can't I do that?  There are no export restrictions on
>software like gcc.  There is for hydrodynamic simulation codes (oddly
>enough, you can't give them to North Korea, but Iraq seems fine) and
>crypto, but not for compilers.  I am free to give them the code and
>tell them (to quote Theo De Raadt) to use it "for any purpose they
>wish to use it, including modification, use, peeing on, or even
>integration into baby mulching machines or atomic bombs to be dropped
>on Australia."
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