THOMPSON at gate.sunquest.com
Tue May 4 00:12:35 WST 1999
I couldn't find the mcrypt program this weekend. And then got busy with some work issues. Still searching....
<<< Christian <christian at global.net.au> 5/ 3 1:31a >>>
Matt Kemner wrote:
> On Sat, 1 May 1999, Tamara Thompson wrote:
> > But still, sure was easy having a distrib with an encrypt prgm included
> > with it.
> The reason no distribution comes with encryption, is because under U.S.
> law encryption is classed as a weapon, and it's illegal to export weapons
> from the U.S. That would mean RedHat can't sell to anyone but U.S.
> citizens, and those U.S. citizens would not be allowed to
> a) put it on a world-accessible ftp site
> b) post the CDs to another country
Actually, the crypt program Tamara was asking about wouldn't be
restricted under ITAR since it's at the very opposite end of the scale
from strong crypto. But aside from this, you're completely right. :)
BTW, that mcrypt program I suggested didn't compile cleanly on my system
and I haven't had time to fiddle with it - anyone else have any
problems? (this is mainly directed at you, Tamara. :)
I'm not trying to give users what they want, I'm trying to give them
freedom, which they can then accept or reject. If people don't want
freedom, they may be out of luck with me, but I won't allow them to
define for me what is right, what is worth spending my life for.
- Richard Stallman
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