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Re: "PGP Granted Worldwide Export License"



On Tue, Jan 04, 2000 at 01:18:26PM -0500, Vin McLellan wrote:
|        (This is the flip side of the fact that current export regs are still
| vague, full of arbitrary exceptions, and generally subject to subjective
| evaluations.  
| 
|         (If one product makes it through the maze, for whatever reason,
| other similar products will be pushed harder -- because everyone recognizes
| that the final judgement is, within broad categories, ultimately arbitrary.)
| 
|         Two, virtually all export licenses contain some conditional language
| or restrictions that would preclude certain end-users.  
| 
|         Detailing those restrictions may not complement a vendor's
| international marketing efforts.  Why highlight limitations that might
| disappear by the time a prospective sale is a real possibility?

	Its exposing the ludicrous system that has helped to change
it.  If NAI wants to further rid themselves of these burdens, they're
going to need help, and thus should publish.

	These people can't stand the idea that their arbitrary rules
are exposed to sunlight.

Adam


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