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Re: Building crypto archives worldwide to foil US-built Berlin Walls (fwd)



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> Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 12:53:51 +0100
> From: Mok-Kong Shen <[email protected]>
> Subject: Re: Building crypto archives worldwide to foil US-built Berlin  Walls

> Tim Griffiths wrote:
> 
> > However I 'export' PGP from the US, I'm exporting it, even if I have a
> > web site for each bit, 0 or 1 being determined by whether Clinton has
> > a cigar or not in a posted picture.
> 
> Hence the best way, once there are strict export regulations, is not 
> to export. One moves rather knowledge (thought) across the country 
> boundaries and there build locally the desired software. That's why 
> I believe it will be increasingly more essential for the future to 
> have good crypto algorithms that are very simple to describe and
> implement.

Interesting aspect to a cypherpunks archive. Archive the software as well as
the technical documentation required to write it from scratch.


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