Re: [PROPOSAL] Allowing crypto in the main archive
On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > So for the export restrictions only a "non-US/non-free" will be needed.
> crypto export restrictions, yes. Right.
> > That means if you use an algorithm that is patented in Germany the package
> > will be in non-us? You better rename this "non-US" to "patented/main" and
> > add the other needed "patented/contrib", "patented/non-free" and
> > "patented/non-US/non-free".
> Why rename it? That's not needed at all.
Your "non-US/non-free" and "non-US" will include completely different
things and many people will confuse them. And your "non-US" doesn't really
has anything to do with the US. Your policy change implies that even a
program that's only patented in let's say Germany but not in the USA will
have to go to "non-US".
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