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...

#2 Re:Crypto Ruling and Mozilla

by Kovu <>

Friday May 7th, 1999 12:29 PM

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While Netscape would be allowed to release the crypto code, doing so would make it virtually useless.

All that I would think this would have an effect on Mozilla was that there would no longer need to be a 40 bit version for the rest of the world and people would no longer need to register the 128 bit version.

Netscape could also lease the crypto code to other companies, say Neo-planet, if they so chose, whether that company was based in the U.S. or not.