adding crypto support to GENERIC

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Nov 21 02:22:25 PST 2003

In message <20031120004910.47a9d96d.sheepkiller at>, Clement Laf
oret writes:
>On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 19:52:18 +0100
>Eric Masson <e-masson at> wrote:
>> >>>>> "Wilko" == Wilko Bulte <wkb at> 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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