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RE: Jigsaw and SSL

From: Ingmar Krusch <nacht@novedia.de>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 16:09:52 +0200
To: "Jigsaw Mailingliste" <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002401bef871$7cd74c30$122aa8c0@eagle.novedia.de>
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Hoi Daniel

> > This is really too bad, our customer trusts the W3, but dislikes
> > 3rd party developers in this regard. 
> 
>   The problem is purely legal. W3C is hosted partly in the USA
> where exporting cryptographic software (or software with
> cryptographic hooks) is forbidden. All out FTP servers are mirrors
> of each-other and some of them are in the USA. 
>   In that specific case relying on a third party to provide and 
> distribute cryptographic extensions to W3C software is simpler.
> You will note that this scheme is adopted for most free software
> distributed from the USA.
>   Since the Jigsaw team is actually based in France it could be
> possible to have a separate distribution locally not mirrored in
> the USA and containing the crypto code, but such a process would
> put more burden on the developper team,

Hmmm, I see. This would also be an issue if a platform that comes
with a webbrowser that supports SSL would be imported into the US,
right?

Thanx


Ingmar

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