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RE: US export control for downloading TSVN from sourceforge

From: Tom Blough <tom.blough_at_truetemper.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 20:01:34 +0800

At any rate, the "export" laws are to prevent people WITHIN the US from
exporting technology developed WITHIN the US. US laws cannot prevent
people OUTSIDE the US from using it. And, they cannot prevent people
outside the US from developing it.

You'll note that most of the developers of this fine product ARE NOT United
States citizens, and do not reside in the US. Therefore, US laws do not
apply to them and they are free to distribute their product where, and too
whom they see fit.


Tom Blough

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 3:35 PM
> To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: US export control for downloading TSVN from sourceforge
> william wrote:
> > Is it legal to download TSVN installers from sourceforge
> (to outside
> > of America) since some parts that TSVN uses contain cryptographic
> > programs, such as OpenSSL? Thanks!
> If you're outside the U.S., why do you care about U.S. laws?
> Apart from that: Sourceforge has many, many mirrors from
> where you can
> download TSVN, most of those mirrors are already outside the
> U.S. so you
> won't 'export' it.
> Also, OpenSSL is used by many other applications, including
> FireFox, and
> I doubt that anyone using FF outside the U.S. had to ask for
> permission.
> Stefan
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