export of gnupg by end-users
Anthony E. Greene
Mon Jun 25 01:52:02 2001
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On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Shadrach LeMancouri wrote:
>Is there current information on requirements for downloading /
>possession / personal-use export of gnupg binaries/exe's? Basicly,
>current crypto export law applicable to people in the US and in the EU
>who are either citizens or resident foreign nationals. US EAR sections
>740.13(e) and 740.17(g) make reference to commercial export of 'open
>source cryptographic software" but it is not clear what rules apply to
>possession/export of compiled programs by individual end users.
I am not a lawyer but...
GnuPG is Open Source, even if you aren't carrying the source with you.
That much is sure because it's license fits the definition of Open Source
as defined by the Open Source Initiative <URL:http://www.opensource.org/>.
If that's the definition used by the EAR, then GnuPG is Open Source.
As for the exact rules govering export by individuals, if you're really
worried, you should probably consult a lawyer.
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