[CrackMonkey] Another global networked filesystem
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Sep 17 11:52:44 PDT 2000
begin Paul J Collins quotation:
> I guess the reasoning behind the restrictions on binaries was that
> they felt binaries are harder to ``audit'' than source.
Actually, this is an artifact of Daniel J. Bernstein, The World's
Greatest Programmer<tm> (http://crackmonkey.org/faq.html#ANSWER23)
continuing to prevail in each successive government appeal of his 1996
court victory against the U.S. Department of Justice (see:
which he kept establishing more strongly with each additional victory
that he had a First Amendment right to export his freely-distributable
crypto source code. Commerce Dept. "voluntarily" allowed last January
that freely-distributable, no-royalty crypto source code (only) would
not be embargoed, as a fig-leaf to hide the fact that they got their ass
kicked by a single, stubborn programmer (with EFF help), instead of
waiting for their policy to be forcibly changed by court order.
GBS: "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable
one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man."
Cheers, "Teach a man to make fire, and he will be warm
Rick Moen for a day. Set a man on fire, and he will be warm
rick at linuxmafia.com for the rest of his life." -- John A. Hrastar
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