adding crypto support to GENERIC
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Nov 21 02:22:25 PST 2003
In message <20031120004910.47a9d96d.sheepkiller at cultdeadsheep.org>, Clement Laf
>On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 19:52:18 +0100
>Eric Masson <e-masson at kisoft-services.com> wrote:
>> >>>>> "Wilko" == Wilko Bulte <wkb at freebie.xs4all.nl> writes:
>> >> Are there any of those left ?
>> Wilko> France ?
>> Use of cryptographic devices seems to spread quickly these days in
>> France, Laws have been seriously softened in this area, but I don't
>> know for sure actual status.
>If my memory serves me right, you can't use a key stronger than 128 bits
>except for software and uses authorized by the DCSSI. OpenSSL and GnuPG are
>authorized (thanks to France FSF):
Hang on here. We are not _forcing_ people to use the code, we are
merely shipping it.
I think we can conclude that no relevant country at this time restricts
_possesion_ of crypto code, and that there is no problem in shipping
it in GENERIC.
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