Feds relax export curbs on open-source crypto

    Date07 Jan 2011
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByAlex
    Federal restrictions will be relaxed on the export of open-source software that incorporates strong encryption, the US government announced on Friday in a lengthy disclosure. The effect of the changes announced in the US Federal Register is that cryptography software now may be exported to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Sudan as long as the source code from which it was derived is already To qualify for the exemption, exporters must first notify the federal government exactly where the code is located.

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