Subject: Re: US crypto laws and NetBSD
To: Wolfgang Scheffbuch @ IEEE <W.Scheffbuch@ieee.org>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/14/2000 21:40:25
On Mon, 14 Feb 2000, Wolfgang Scheffbuch wrote:
> > > Still, IIRC, the Wassenaar Agreement didn't include free software
> > > for some odd reason. (please correct me if I'm wrong)
> I'm not aware of any revision. But what I know is the same that the
> definition was not precise enough to conclude the exclusion of Open
> Source software. So unless this changed, governments may be free
> to interpret the crypto-part of software as a weapon.
So if NetBSD places its repository in any country which is a
signatory to the Wassenaar Agreement, at some point that country
could impose export restrictions on NetBSD?
As long as the respository is mirrored there is nothing to stop
NetBSD moving the repository at the point restrictions are