Is FreeBSD subject to the EAR ?
fbsd-ml at scrapper.ca
Fri Dec 19 15:59:36 UTC 2008
On December 17, 2008, kosuke.okisaka at toshiba.co.jp wrote:
> Is Free BSD 6.3-release subject to the U.S. Export Administration
> Regulation ?
> 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:
I am not a lawyer, but I would stipulate that FreeBSD falls into the "publicly
available" category and would therefore be exempt.
-- Norbert Papke.
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"I don't know whether I am Turing dreaming that I am a machine,
or a machine dreaming that I am Turing!" (The Tao Of Programming)
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