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

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From: Derek Atkins <warlord@MIT.EDU>
To: rms@gnu.org
Message Hash: f61d6f837a67a0fbec38d33af44fc40a95a03bff2a586d777eecc6f72ac78223
Message ID: <sjmzpbhwer4.fsf@indiana.mit.edu>
Reply To: <199809281845.TAA18662@server.eternity.org>
UTC Datetime: 1998-09-30 07:04:02 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 15:04:02 +0800

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From: Derek Atkins <warlord@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 15:04:02 +0800
To: rms@gnu.org
Subject: Re: propose: `cypherpunks license' (Re: Wanted: Twofish source code)
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Message-ID: <sjmzpbhwer4.fsf@indiana.mit.edu>
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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 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
       warlord@MIT.EDU                        PGP key available