Talk:US Export Restrictions

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If you distribute Open Source software containing encryption from the United States,
you are subject to US export controls, yes. The only thing that the law requires you 
to do (for Open Source) is send an email to with the URL. So why do 
SourceForge and Google impose greater restrictions than the law requires? Anybody know?

UPDATE 8-Feb-2010: Good news! SourceForge has turned off blanket restrictions, and made 
it a per-project choice. Unfortunately, they default to blocking, so everyone login to 
SF and declare your project to be freely redistributable to all! If you think your 
software might be subject to export control, then send your URL to the email 
address listed above. CC a copy to export@ our domain name and I'll keep a copy forever, 
as evidence that you complied with the law.