[linux-elitists] in-kernel crypto

Greg KH greg@kroah.com
Tue Jun 17 15:25:57 PDT 2003


On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 03:22:18PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Greg KH (greg@kroah.com):
> 
> > Not true for the 2.5 kernel.
> 
> Good point.  It should be noted, however, that the Bureau of Export
> Administration has so far not considered code merely put up for public
> ftp to have been thereby "exported" to any of that list of proscribed 
> countries and foreign entities.  That would take a major change of
> policy, affecting much more than just the Linux kernel.

Not true, please see the following text at www.kernel.org:

-----------
Cryptographic Software
Due to U.S. Exports Regulations, all cryptographic software on this site
is subject to the following legal notice:

    This site includes publicly available encryption source code which,
    together with object code resulting from the compiling of publicly
    available source code, may be exported from the United States under
    License Exception "TSU" pursuant to 15 C.F.R. Section 740.13(e). 

This legal notice applies to cryptographic software only. Please see the
Bureau of Export Administration for more information about current U.S.
regulations.
-----------

So yes, it is considered "exported".

thanks,

greg k-h



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