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Re: EU Export Rating

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 09:49:23 +0100

On 14 April 2010 01:39, Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:24, Rocco, Rick <rick.rocco-jr_at_hp.com> wrote:
>> Hi, I am an export compliance coordinator with HP.   I am currently
>> reviewing applications for exportability from the EU.  Could you please
>> provide the Export Control Rating for exports from the EU under the terms of
>> the EU dual-use lists (EC Regulation 428/2009 as amended) for TortoiseSVN?
>
> Another one of these? http://svn.haxx.se/tsvnusers/archive-2008-05/0103.shtml
>
> What, exactly, is being "exported from the EU" here? TSVN's primary
> developer(s) is located in Europe, but it uses code contributed by
> thousands of people all over the world. It's mirrored on servers
> around the world. Anyone can download it from just about anywhere, to
> a computer just about anywhere.
>
>> If this information is not available, could you tell me whether the product
>> has any cryptographic functionality including password authentication and
>> digital signature functions?    If so, could you tell me if the product has
>> any of the following characteristics:
<snip>

> Do you understand what this software is and does in the first place?
> The authentication used is dictated by the server TSVN connects to,
> which is either Apache (using Basic or Digest authentication,
> potentially over SSL - so you'll need to chase up that tree, not
> here), svnserve (which does not have any encryption at all), or
> svnserve tunneled over SSH (in which case you want to be checking on
> the encryption used by your SSH service, not Subversion or
> TortoiseSVN).

Actually svnserve can use Cyrus SASL for encryption, but as Andy says
this is not part of TSVN or even Subversion, and again it is open
source so it is not exactly being exported.

Simon

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