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Re: [Fwd: export control pthreads-win32]
- From: Peter Slacik <peter dot slacik at tatramed dot sk>
- To: Philipp Klaus Krause <pkk at spth dot de>
- Cc: Ross Johnson <Ross dot Johnson at homemail dot com dot au>, pthreads-win32 at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 23:01:59 +0200
- Subject: Re: [Fwd: export control pthreads-win32]
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Philipp Klaus Krause wrote:
Ross Johnson schrieb:
> I suspect there is no answer but I thought I'd ask the list because it
> hasn't come up before.
Sounds like he wants to use pthreads-win32 in a product that will be
shipped to Cuba or something.
However I don't know how US export regulations apply to free software
(with commercial software you often have to agree not to reexport to
Cuba even indirectly when downloading something, but here it's just the
(L)GPL). However we see countries like Cuba use free software and I've
never heard of someone being put to court for giing it to them.
While using free softwae, I've often seen similar approach to those
expressed by PuTTY
/*LEGAL WARNING*: Use of PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink is illegal in
countries where encryption is outlawed. I believe it is legal to use
PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink in England and Wales and in many other
countries, but I am not a lawyer and so if in doubt you should seek
legal advice before downloading it. You may find this site
<http://rechten.uvt.nl/koops/cryptolaw/> useful (it's a survey of
cryptography laws in many countries) but I can't vouch for its
In other words, and especially concerning the following:
*For export control legal expertise, I require information to the
country of origin and to any export restrictions. Particularly, I am
soliciting information of ECCN in US Commerce Control List and whether
a license exception may be used for it.
I think that the destination countries' rules should be checked (by the
potential user, I'd suggest) whether the SW is allowed to be used there.
But still, I'm anything but a lawyer....