Klacke klacke@REDACTED
Wed Jun 5 12:58:12 CEST 2002

On Wed, Jun 05, 2002 at 12:22:26PM +0200, Peter H|gfeldt wrote:
> To provide an interface in Erlang to SSLeay and to ask users to aquire
> the SSLeay package themselves, is a device that we have found to fulfil
> both the restrictions put on cryptographic software by the legislation
> of the European Union, and the requirements in the SSLeay license.
> So I am sorry, as an Ericsson employee, I dare not help you with this
> matter, due to the quagmire of legal restrictions. 
> /Peter

Hmmm Peter, I though that the "quagmire" was gone by now. I do remember
that there was a quagmire regarding the export issues for crypto
software .. at least a couple of years ago.

US (and the European Union) did a radical change regarding export
of crypto several years ago if I recall correctly. At Nortel, we ship
SSL based products and we have had zero problems with the 
export of crypto software. (Our product is entirely based on openssl)

So, to my knowledge, swedish, EU, and US export restrictons are
just plain gone. (Notable exceptions of Libya, Cuba and some other not so
very cool countries :-)

Correct me if I'm wrong.


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