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don't let export controls hinder coding (Re: Things we should be working on...)




Ian Goldberg <[email protected]> writes:
> In article <[email protected]>,
> Adam Back  <[email protected]> wrote:
> >I can't see that export controls are much of a big deal for freeware
> >cypherpunk software ... just publish it on a US site with whatever
> >access controls you fancy.  It'll make it's way out of the country in
> >a few minutes [...]
> >
> >It's not as if you're trying to sell it, or are a corporation worrying
> >about stepping on toes at NSA Inc. 
> >
> >Just release it in the US.  Lets someone else do the export.
> 
> I'm not primarily talking about _products_, here; I'm not selling stuff.
> I'm just trying to publish!  Part of my research (which focuses on computer
> security) involves (surprise) building secure systems or breaking insecure
> ones.  Where this involves cryptography or cryptanalysis, I am prohibited
> from publishing these systems on the Net, from my homepage (and I don't
> _want_ to put access control on my homepage).

Hmmm...  There are lots of crypto papers on the net.  Pick a US
cryptographer, his home page will be bristling with papers
(postscript, html whatever).

If you're talking about publishing code to go with your paper, well
publish the URL in your paper, and put the code at the URL.  There
seems to be a reasonable selection of code at the cypherpunks ftp site
@ berekely judging from the Italian mirror of it.

Some of _your_ code is on that site...

Adam
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