1998-09-30 - Re: propose: `cypherpunks license’ (Re: Wanted: Twofish source code)

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From: Michael Hohensee <mah248@is9.nyu.edu>
To: Derek Atkins <cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
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Message ID: <3612A767.94F23B58@is9.nyu.edu>
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UTC Datetime: 1998-09-30 08:45:52 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 16:45:52 +0800

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From: Michael Hohensee <mah248@is9.nyu.edu>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 16:45:52 +0800
To: Derek Atkins <cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
Subject: Re: propose: `cypherpunks license' (Re: Wanted: Twofish source code)
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Ahh, but it's not *you* who's putting the restrictions on your software,
but the U.S. government.  As far as I know (not that I'm a lawyer, or
anything) the U.S. govt. doesn't care what your license says --if it's
strong crypto, it's not supposed to be exported. 

The license is probably irrelevant, as far as import/export is

Derek Atkins wrote:
> The big issue I see with GPL and Crypto software is that with the GPL
> you cannot add any redistribution restrictions.  The problem is that
> due to the United States export rules, I cannot export Crypto
> software, which means I must legally put a restriction on any Crypto
> code I write.  But, this is a "further restriction" as far as the
> GPL is concerned.  This, in turn, means I cannot use the GPL for
> Crypto software.
> -derek
> --
>        Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
>        Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board  (SIPB)
>        URL: http://web.mit.edu/warlord/    PP-ASEL-IA     N1NWH
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