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Crypto Ruling and Mozilla

Friday May 7th, 1999

With the latest ruling against crypto-export laws, some of you have been wondering how this applies to Mozilla (if at all). Well, we're not sure, but I bet there are a few developers that would be willing to enlighten us on this subject. If any of you know more about how this ruling affects Mozilla, please respond in the talkback to this item...


#18 Re:Crypto Ruling and Mozilla

by InVision

Saturday May 8th, 1999 9:46 AM

You are replying to this message

"The restriction is merely the current way certain government officials _interpret_ a law on munitions export."

I thought it was as simple as the fact that the US government classes encryption as munitions. Then all they have to do to change it is cease classing it as such, as they could to, say, bazookas :)