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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...


#8 Re:Crypto Ruling and Mozilla

by s.

Friday May 7th, 1999 1:32 PM

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Patents expiring has nothing to do with being able to breach a licensing contract.

People outside the U.S. are free to implement crypto code in their own source tree, and distribute it as they wish. I'm surprised no one has done this, other than cryptozilla, which hasn't done anything in over a year. You shouldn't sit around and wait for mozilla.org to change its policy.