Mikulas Patocka (mikulas@artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz)
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 14:33:04 +0100 (MET)

> > I think it would be nice if the various free-software organizations
> > teamed up with some big corporations to buy a ship with a powerful
> > radio transmitter (maybe also a satellite uplink) on which to
> > develop crypto in international waters for distribution everywhere.
> I assume you mean xmit from the US, if so, that would be illegal.

I think better idea how to go around u.s. laws is to specify something
like Genral Encryption Interface. If you include encryption engine in
linux, u.s. gov. doesn't you allow to export it. But if you include only
calls to encryption engine and user has to download engine from some place
in his country, it should be legal. Does anything like this already exist?


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