rotor replacement

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Thu Jan 20 18:34:00 CET 2005

Paul Rubin wrote:
> Some countries have laws about cryptography software (against some
> combination of export, import, or use).  The Python maintainers didn't
> want to deal with imagined legal hassles that might develop from
> including good crypto functions in the distribution.  Then it became
> obvious that the same imagined hassles could also befall the rotor
> module, so that was removed.

Do you know this for a fact? The PSF does comply with the U.S. American
export procedures for crypto code, and reports the crypto code in
Python appropriately to BXA.


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