BXA Press Release on New Regs

Ben Laurie ben@algroup.co.uk
Thu, 13 Jan 2000 10:23:51 +0000


"John Gilmore (by way of Mark S. Miller )" wrote:
> 
> [It's not yet free speech (prior review still required), but it's progress.
> --MarkM]

Ahem...

> Global Exports of Unrestricted Encryption Source Code
> 
> Encryption source code which is available to the public and
> which is not subject to an express agreement for the payment of
> a licensing fee or royalty for commercial production or sale of
> any product developed with the source code may be exported under
> a license exception without a technical review. The exporter
                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> must submit to the Bureau of Export Administration a copy of the
> source code, or a written notification of its Internet location,
> by the time of export. Foreign products made with the
> unrestricted source code do not require review and
> classification by the U.S. Government for reexport. This license
> exception should apply to exports of most "open source"
> software.

Cheers,

Ben.

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