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From "Brian Havard" <bri...@kheldar.apana.org.au>
Subject Re: Crypto laws & binaries
Date Tue, 25 Jan 2000 02:55:06 GMT
On Tue, 25 Jan 2000 12:35:40 +1100 (EST), Martin Pool wrote:

>On Tue, 25 Jan 2000, Brian Havard wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>   Has anyone looked into the recent changes to US crypto law enough to answer
>> the question, can I make an Apache+mod_ssl binary package available on
>> www.apache.org without getting ASF into trouble?
>
>My understanding (not being a US lawyer, mind you) is that your question
>cannot be answered in the abstract; the government considers each case
>one-by-one.

I thought that's how it was _before_. If we have to get US government
approval for each individual package file then it's not all that helpful.



>>   I'd like to do so because it's quite big (3.4MB for the binary w/src) and
>> my own server only has limited bandwidth.
>
>We may be able to put it up on a well-connected machine in Australia if
>that would help you.

That'd be helpful, though I'm not talking about a linux binary. I'm the OS/2
guy around here :)



>Of course it still would be very interesting to see
>whether it can be distributed from the US.

Yeah, and then there's all the mirror sites.......

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