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Re: Why isn't queue/new world-readable?

On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 12:55:01PM +0100, Jochen Voss wrote:
> Hello Steve,

> On Mon, Aug 01, 2005 at 05:38:39PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 01, 2005 at 12:43:48PM -0400, Joe Smith wrote:
> > > Also, Based on another message I read (on this very list IIRC) Debian is 
> > > used by the government as an example of the propper way to export open 
> > > source cryptographic software. [...]

> > Er, please provide a reference; I've never heard anything of the sort, and
> > google is no help.

> A similar claim was on this list two weeks ago: in
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/07/msg00195.html
> Philip Hands writes

>     This is because the current export regulations from the USA
>     require all crypto software to be notified to the authorities.  It
>     seems that when a new package is uploaded, regardless of what it
>     might be, we inform them of the package name, and that it may now,
>     or in the future, contain crypto.

>     This (admittedly silly) procedure has apparently been adopted by
>     them as the shining example of how to do it right.

Ah, guess I missed that message, thanks.  Well, though the source is more
credible, AFAICT this is still hearsay...  does anyone know where this
assertion actually originated?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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