From: David Baelde <david.baelde@gm...> - 2010-02-17 16:29:24
I just learned (not from sourceforge) that sourceforge used to block
access from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria because of some
US laws prohibiting the export of encryption technology, which could
apply to some projects. Now, this blocking has been removed on a
global basis, but each project has a setting, blocked by default.
[ ] This project does NOT incorporate, access, call upon, or otherwise
use encryption of any kind, including, but not limited to, open source
algorithms and/or calls to encryption in the operating system or
[ ] This project DOES incorporate, access, call upon or otherwise use
encryption. Posting of open source encryption is controlled under U.S.
Export Control Classification Number "ECCN" 5D002 and must be
simultaneously reported by email to the U.S. government. You are
responsible for submitting this email report to the U.S. government in
accordance with procedures described in:
Section 740.13(e) of the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") 15
C.F.R. Parts 730-772.
I have checked the first box. The closest thing to encryption is the
SSL binding but it's just a binding. I almost wish we had encryption
so we could disobey and even move from sourceforge and the US for this