[Fedora-packaging] crypto in fedora

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Thu Mar 20 09:23:08 UTC 2008

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 <pertusus at free.fr> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> >  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


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