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Re: French crypto restrictions - update ?



Yes Netscape got the authorisation to sell Netscape navigator in
France (40 bits) but there is no policy changes or whatever, it is
still a tedious product by product process to get auth for crypto and
obviously, you'rent going to get an auth for PGP any real soon... :-(


[email protected] writes:
 > Sorry, this has nothing to do with Netscape's position on GAK:
 >
 > Jim Clark writes (via Jeff Weinstein):
 > > Until recently, France did not even
 > > allow us to sell products with 40-bit keys, much less 128-bit keys.
 >
 > I'm curious about this. Were Chirac et compagnie simply dragging their feet
 > on granting a license, have they made an actual policy change, or did they
 > realize they could do what Damien did ? It would be interesting to see more
 > information on this development. (There's a paranoid conspiracy theory I
 > could add to the pile here, but I don't believe it and we seem to be knee-deep
 > in them at the moment....)
 >
 > -Futplex <[email protected]>
 > Let's wait and see
 >


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