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Re: [Savannah-users] Encryption software submission

From: Jan Owoc
Subject: Re: [Savannah-users] Encryption software submission
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:42:01 -0600

Hi Fabio,

On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Fabio Gonzalez <address@hidden> wrote:
> The savannah has a warning encryption on page [1]. Not sure what that
> means. I am thinking of submitting free software that incorporates
> encryption. Can I do this without having to activate the export
> control or report anything?
> [1]:

I'm not a lawyer, but I can re-phrase what the page says.
A) servers are in the USA
B) the USA has restrictions on what "weapons" can be exported, and
certain kinds of encryption are restricted
C) there is an exception to the export that if the object code is
bundled with publicly available source code, you are allowed to host
it on Savannah provided that you display the notice

If your software simply uses an existing library (eg. gpg), then your
software isn't cryptographic software. If you wrote your own version
of gpg, then the project homepage maybe should display that notice.


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