1997-07-19 - Re: Verisign gets export approval

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From: tomw@netscape.com (Tom Weinstein)
To: Steve Schear <azur@netcom.com>
Message Hash: b519e665ddc6510de4cd131b8ecc98a13a9b87aa5620ff8d274fe8de14c93b54
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Reply To: <Pine.3.89.9707171711.A10551-0100000@netcom2>
UTC Datetime: 1997-07-19 23:53:09 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 20 Jul 1997 07:53:09 +0800

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From: tomw@netscape.com (Tom Weinstein)
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 1997 07:53:09 +0800
To: Steve Schear <azur@netcom.com>
Subject: Re: Verisign gets export approval
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Steve Schear wrote:
> At 10:02 PM -0700 7/18/97, Tom Weinstein wrote:
>> amp@pobox.com wrote:
>>>> There's nothing preventing another CA from getting permission from
>>>> the USG to issue these magic certs.  We would have to distribute a
>>>> patch, but I don't see any problem with that.
>>> uh, why does one need permission of the usg to issue "magic certs"?
>> Because issuing these certs is defined as a "defense service".
> Precisely why there needs to be some hacks, from offshore CP, to
> enable anyone to issue "magic certs".  Any volunteers?

The main result of such a hack would probably be to get our export
license yanked.  Of course, you might see that as desirable, for either
its direct or indirect effects.

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