On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 04:48:52PM -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Patrice Dumas
> Recently the issue of crypto and crypto export in fedora/EPEL was raised
> about beecrypt. This is something that has never been discussed as far
> as I remember. It should of course be checked with legal.
> My question is, does crypto software need a specific treatement in
> fedora? (And if yes, what is a crypto software?)
As far as I know crypto has always needed special treatment in Fedora.
Most encryption software is considered 'controlled' for export by
several nations (I think United States, France, Russia, China, etc).
What Red Hat has to do is fill out paperwork with the United States
Commerce department whenever new software with encryption is added to
Fedora or RHEL.
Then we have to register crypto packages somewhere such that the people
in charge can do the paperwork, isn't it? Don't we need a guideline