Subject: Re: MacBSD ftp mirror down
To: Steve Rich <>
From: Michael Finch <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 06/10/1994 01:54:10
Steve Rich wrote:
> In message <>you write:
> >	The only reason I see for this law is just to keep stupid
> >Americans happy with the tax dollars that are being spend in this
> >nonsense.
No one at alice central likes the ITAR regulations.  Its just the
way the cold war mentailty hangs on.

> >   Oh Yeahh !! And the CIA is doing the same thing in Japan !!!
> Like we would need CIA to inform us of how screwed up our auto
> industry is...

To my knowledge no member of the alice group is actually a member
of the CIA.  ALTHOUGH, I did hear that Brad had his spleen removed
so that there would be room to place a tape recorder.  But, this
is an unconfirmed rumor at best.

> >	The only thing you get with this obtuse politic is to make a
> >lot of ignorant people happy with a false sense of security and
> >really cripple yours software companies. If I can buy an European Unix
> >system with all the encryption algorithms in place why bother with the
> >American's 8-)...
NetBSD/Mac is free. :-)

Seriously, we (meaning probably Allen) will make a distribution
without the crypt stuff that can be exported.  We are not "not
sharing" as a recent private letter suggested.  


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