Crypto and export laws
mwilson at the-wire.com
Fri Sep 25 14:58:43 CEST 2009
Piet van Oostrum wrote:
>>>>>> "M.-A. Lemburg" <mal at egenix.com> (M-L) wrote:
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>>M-L> The Lists do not control "software" which is either:
>>M-L> 1. ...
>>M-L> 2. "In the public domain".
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> But Python is not in the public domain. Open source != public domain.
> Public domain means there is no copyright and no license attached to it,
I believe that "public domain" has different meanings in copyright law and
in crypto law. In crypto law I think it means "generally available", in
that it's silly to impose import or export restrictions on something that's
already obtainable everywhere.
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