Making the case for smart cards for the average user

Joey Castillo jose.castillo at
Sat Mar 14 22:23:45 CET 2015

On 14/03/15 17:52, Philip Jackson wrote:
> Geographic distribution of the product seems to be limited
> to US only - at least for your sponsors.

I desperately wanted to make it worldwide, but feared running afoul of
U.S. cryptographic export laws. Since both GnuPG and the smart card
application are open source, my sense was that it would be exempt from
export controls, but I didn't want to check the box without speaking
to a lawyer.

To quote the OpenSSL foundation [1], "U.S. exports controls are
complex and quite nonsensical from the perspective of the uninitiated
professional software developer."



Joey Castillo

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