Re: FW: Crypto

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 15:14:29 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: Thomas Pornin <>
In newsgroup:
> To my knowledge, nobody, neither private people nor industry, was
> ever prosecuted or even remotely threatened in France for use of too
> strong cryptography in the last few years. Moreover, cryptography
> vendors yearn for the declaration/authorization procedure, since a
> "government-blessed" system is widely considered as high-quality.

This is cool, but *mandatory*?

> For Linux: there is no real limitation in France about integrating
> cryptography in the kernel. Vendors such as RedHat will perform the
> administrative procedures. Smaller will do nothing and everything will
> be fine. So let the code enter (as long as it is high-quality).

Now, does that mean we have to have Mandrake or RedHat do something
for every kernel release that contains a new form of crypto? This
could quickly become very painful.


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