[Spambayes] Export Restrictions for SpamBayes Anti-span Client software
tim.peters at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 16:56:50 CEST 2005
[Finkbeiner, Karin (KR)]
|> We have some questions regarding using your SpamBayes Anti-span
> Client software.
SpamBayes comes in several versions, and I don't know which one you're
thinking about here.
> Can you confirm if there are any Export Restrictions for this software?
Not that we know of, but nobody has asked the Bureau of Industry and
Security for a classification. Your company can ask them for a
SpamBayes classification, if your company has interest in doing so.
The SpamBayes developers are unpaid volunteers, and I doubt they have
interest in volunteering time to drive that process. If your company
wants to pursue it, we'll gladly cooperate (answer technical questions
about the software).
> Or if this software as an ECCN# or Export Control Classification Number?
It does not. If you're talking about a version of SpamBayes that
includes the Python programming language, Python's ECCN is 5D002. My
best _guess_ is that this would be a suitable classification for
SpamBayes too, although I am not a lawyer and have only a very shallow
understanding of ECCN requirements.
> We're trying to determine if we can legally distribute this sw product outside
> US without going against any government export restrictions.
I'm sure you understand that we can't give legal advice in any case.
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