Canadian open source companies doing development in the U.S. are seldom aware of export regulations requiring encryption algorithms in the code to be filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).
Eran Strod, director of product marketing with Waltham, Mass.-based Black Duck Software Inc., said companies exporting code from the U.S. to other parts of the world must ensure compliance, yet that is a legal issue that developers are seldom aware of.

"Engineering groups are really tasked with getting a product working, and policy compliance to them is not something that they are measured on," said Strod. "It's not something they are taught in school."

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