[kaffe] Re: [Jessie-discuss] 0.9.6

Jim Pick jim at kaffe.org
Fri Jan 23 10:58:02 PST 2004

On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 18:34:25 +0100
Dalibor Topic <robilad at kaffe.org> wrote:

> I've checked out the sources from CVS, but I can't get them to build 
> without javax.crypto, which is not in kaffe yet (unknown legality of 
> distributing strong crypto from US, etc., we'll let GNU Classpath 
> project figure it out, and follow in their step ;).

I think we can do it.

All we have to do is send an email to the US government with the address
of where we are distributing it from:


Then it should be legal, at least in the eyes of the U.S. government.

It will make it trickier for others to redistribute the kaffe sources
within the US, since they technically would have to register as well.
I'm really not too concerned about that, since, in principal, I think
the laws are just historical baggage at this point, and I don't want to
worry about what quirky laws individual jurisdictions have. Other
countries also have weird crypto regulations (thanks, Wassenaar).

So, please check in the crypto stuff, and I'll send the email to the
government with the file locations.   Then I'll sit and wait for the
black helicopters...   :-)


 - Jim

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