Erlang SSL application status

Niclas Eklund <>
Fri Dec 10 11:11:42 CET 1999


On Fri, 10 Dec 1999, Klacke wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 1999 at 05:04:52PM +0800, Chuan-kai Lin wrote:
> > I was wondering that if the SSL application uses ssleay for all
> > the cryptography operations, why it cannot be included in the open
> > source release of Erlang?  There does not need to be any cryptography
> > code in the package, as all we need is the hook to the SSL library,
> > which should be perfectly exportable.

> I _heard_ (I don't know) that the export regulation laws
> apply not just to encryption packages, but also to code
> that provides hooks to encryption packages. I don't know, 
> it sounds weird. 
> 
> What's even more weird is that the other
> the day. I installed FreeBSD 3.3, which I received in the
> mail on a CD from Walnut Creek. Well it comes with the *source* for 
> DES, how can that be ??

Different countries, different export regulations. (IMHO) Usually a
country don't restrict import and export of sensitive material in the same
way :-)
According to what I've heard, your statement above is correct.

/Nick

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