1994-04-27 - Re: Schneier’s source code

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <perry@snark.imsi.com>
To: Phil Karn <karn@qualcomm.com>
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Reply To: <199404262320.QAA00764@servo.qualcomm.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-04-27 11:28:50 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 27 Apr 94 04:28:50 PDT

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@snark.imsi.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 94 04:28:50 PDT
To: Phil Karn <karn@qualcomm.com>
Subject: Re: Schneier's source code
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Phil Karn says:
> Oh come on, all this talk about OCR makes it sound like nobody would ever
> be willing to just type in the code by hand. It only need be done once,
> and the task could easily be divided up for a group. The listings for any
> particular cipher just aren't that long.

Furthermore, assuming your request to export Bruce's floppy is
accepted, this whole nonsense is over, and assuming its rejected, a
lawsuit can be started to assure that the nonsense will be over with.
I think it pays to spend more time hacking law and less hacking code
in this instance.

I must admit, however, that I may be the origin of some of this stuff.
I was talking about a year ago about printing the PGP sources in a
book in OCR B.