rotor alternative?

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Wed Nov 19 21:27:11 CET 2003


On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 09:09:54 -0700, 
	Dave Brueck <dave at pythonapocrypha.com> wrote:
> Hmmm... the more I think about it I guess the root cause of the problem is the
> archaic, goofy encryption export laws of the U.S.. If Python could ship with

s/of the U.S./of various countries/ and you'd be correct.  See the
python-dev thread starting at
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2003-April/034957.html . I
originally deprecated rotor with the goal of getting an AES module into 2.3.
The objection was then raised that having crypto produces legal hassles in
various countries, so the idea of an AES module was shot down but rotor was
deprecated anyway as one step to removing it.  

(Arguably this is inconsistent with distributing SSL support in binary
versions of Python.  No one has suggested removing SSL support from the
source code, but MAL did suggest removing it from the default Windows
installer.)

--amk




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