Re: unusual startup messages

Mikko J Rauhala (
Thu, 31 Oct 1996 21:47:59 +0200 (EET)

On Thu, 31 Oct 1996, Nathan Bryant wrote:

> You've raised an interesting point: once Linus moses to the US, we won't
> be able to integrate cryptography into the "standard" kernel if Linux is
> maintained from the U.S. instead of Finland.

I see the situation like this: Linus can't code any crypto himself, since
that would, in effect, be exporting the code in a computer readable
format. I don't see, however, how they could prevent him from applying
a ready-made patch to a kernel residing in Finland, since in that case,
no crypto code would flow from the US. Viewing and downloading the patch
would also be allowed since AFAIK there are no import restrictions...

Please note that I don't know what I'm talking about ;)

- Mjr, sivari

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