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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [legal] legal issues
Date Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:10:07 GMT
Alexei Fedotov wrote:
> Hello Jose Antonio,
> You may find required clarifications here:
> http://www.apache.org/licenses/exports/

IANAL, but I think that's right.  Harmony is classified as ECCN 5D002
which attracts an exception as open source code.  The particularly
relevant paragraph from that page being:

   Products classified as ECCN 5D002, are exported by the ASF under
   the TSU exception in EAR 740.13(e), which applies to software
   containing or designed for use with encryption software that is
   publicly available as open source. Exception TSU further provides
   that "Posting encryption source code and corresponding object code
   on the Internet (e.g., FTP or World Wide Web site) where it may be
   downloaded by anyone neither establishes "knowledge" of a prohibited
   export or reexport for purposes of this paragraph, nor triggers any
   "red flags" necessitating the affirmative duty to inquire[...]" Note
   that exporters other than the ASF within the US may or may not be
   eligable for exception TSU, and it is each specific exporter's
   responsibility to understand and comply with all export regulations
   applicable within their jurisdiction.

But read the whole page, and check with somebody qualified to give you
such advice.


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