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Re: US export control for downloading TSVN from sourceforge

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 08:36:32 -0400

On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 8:01 AM, Tom Blough <tom.blough_at_truetemper.com> wrote:
> 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.

Sounds like a similar issue that came up a few months ago.
http://svn.haxx.se/tsvnusers/archive-2008-05/0103.shtml &
http://groups.google.com/group/tortoisesvn/browse_thread/thread/7d7e91886c218635/9cd8934e1092e83e?lnk=gst&q=export#9cd8934e1092e83e

> 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

Doesn't stop certain portions of the current administration from
acting like the laws extend beyond US borders.

>> -----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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