[security-dev 00014]: Re: encryption regulations question

Andreas Sterbenz Andreas.Sterbenz at Sun.COM
Sun Aug 12 23:55:02 PDT 2007


Jonathan Wilson wrote:
> According to http://www.epic.org/crypto/export_controls/regs_1_00.html 
> specifically point 3 which refers to §740.13 of the export controls, 
> open source code which can be used for commercial purposes without 
> payment of a license fee to the copyright holder can be exported under a 
> license exemption. Can someone explain to me why this license exemption 
> would not apply to OpenJDK encryption source code released under the GPL?

Who is suggesting it would not apply? I don't think that Sun did so.

If you are asking about the status of the open sourcing of the JDK crypto 
code, please see 
http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/discuss/2007-July/000116.html

Andreas.



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