Subject: Re: US crypto laws and NetBSD
To: David Brownlee <>
From: None <>
List: tech-crypto
Date: 02/10/2000 20:54:49
Hello David,

On Tue, 8 Feb 2000, David Brownlee wrote:

> 	Would you have any more details on this and how it could affect
> 	NetBSD crypto code?

Yes, I've more information, although not at hand. I've to look it
up. So that's perhaps by the coming weekend.

> 	Thanks
> 		David/absolute
> On Sun, 6 Feb 2000, Wolfgang Scheffbuch wrote:
> > The core team's consensus decision on how NetBSD should react in
> > light of the apparently changed crypto laws is as follows:
> > 
> > * Merge any salient code from crypto-us into crypto-intl, and maintain
> >   one code base for crypto, in a repository which is off-shore from USA.
> >   Deprecate crypto-us.
> > 
> > Please direct debate on crypto issues:	  <>
> > Questions regarding the Project's stance: <>

> > After legal revisions from december 1998, you should not only make
> > sure that the repository resides outside of the US, but also outside
> > of the states governed by the security decision of NATO and some
> > other states.

If I remember right, the keyword is "Warsenaar Agreement", if you've
the time to do some own investigation. The new US crypto jurisdiction
should just be the US administrations interpretation of that agree -
ment. The french government is much more restrictive. And the german
administrations interpretation has been more liberal.

Best regards,
Wolfgang Scheffbuch
Wolfgang Scheffbuch
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