Is FreeBSD subject to the EAR ?

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Thu Dec 18 12:40:32 UTC 2008

> If the FreeBSD 6.3-release includes encryption software, it may be subject
> to the EAR.
> Following is extract part of the EAR.
> Part 734.3  :  Items subject to the EAR
> (b) The following items are not subject to the EAR:
>   ¡¦
>   ¡¦
>  (3) Publicly available technology and software, except software
> controlled for
>       "EI" reasons under ECCN 5D002 on the Commerce Control List and
>      mass market encryption software with symmetric key length exceeding
>     64-bits controlled under ECCN 5D992, that:

if it would be a problem just moving FreeBSD repositories out of US will 
fix the problem

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