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...

#21 Re:Crypto Ruling and Mozilla

by MikeFM

Thursday May 13th, 1999 10:53 PM

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If it's an open source project why can't they just found it in a country that allows encryption and screw the entire question? Should just be a project that does nothing but crypto code and related stuff so that any other program can use it just by adding the modules. I doubt it is illegal to put a link inside Netscape that automatically downloads the newest encryption modules from whatever country once a month. Then everyone has the same encryption, we have no stupid forms to fill out, and it's all nice and tidy. Only down side is Americans couldn't write any of the code for the project unless someone there is willing to scan in printed copies. Not exactly a big deal. Just sort of slow.