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Re: [Fwd: export control pthreads-win32]

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 <> authors:
/*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 <> useful (it's a survey of cryptography laws in many countries) but I can't vouch for its correctness./

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....

Peter Slacik

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