[Pharo-project] Just starting out

Camillo Bruni camillo.bruni at inria.fr
Thu May 5 12:00:32 CEST 2011

Reminds of the story of PGP where they could not export the algorithm directly, due to said restrictions. But what they did instead is printing a huge book and exporting the sources this way :D.



On 2011-05-05, at 09:11, Douglas Brebner wrote:
> On 04/05/2011 08:58, Toon Verwaest wrote:
>> On 05/04/2011 09:53 AM, Sven Van Caekenberghe wrote:
>>> On 04 May 2011, at 09:41, Toon Verwaest wrote:
>>>> On 05/04/2011 07:20 AM, Stéphane Ducasse wrote:
>>>>> this is because they are forced to do so because of a new law in the us about crypto.
>>>>> Believe they do not like that.
>>>> What law is that, and why? Sounds interesting :)
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_of_cryptography_in_the_United_States
>>> Basically, encryption is a weapon.
>>> Sven
>> Uncrackable encryption will allow drug lords, spies, terrorists and even violent gangs to communicate about their crimes and their conspiracies with impunity. We will lose one of the few remaining vulnerabilities of the worst criminals and terrorists upon which law enforcement depends to successfully investigate and often prevent the worst crimes.
>> For this reason, the law enforcement community is unanimous in calling for a balanced solution to this problem.
> I have to wonder if the people behind this realise that public key encryption was originally invented in the UK, not the USA which makes export controls rather pointless :)

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