Justin Mason stated the following on Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 11:43:04AM +0000 :
>> Sean said:
>> > Europe as a whole has tended to be more conserative than the US in many
> > respects. This is clear in the technology front (other than adopting
> > some better protocols, gsm...). This conserativeness leads to a slower
> > adopting of newer technologies and products used in mainstream industry.
> > That said, it can be that the european is more liberal and flexible
> > than the US (re crypto).
>> You might want to take a look at what happened with the Wassenaar
> arrangement before stating that. In a nutshell, Ireland (and many other
> countries) had perfectly open export regulations; the US globalised their
> own rules (in the form of Wassenaar) as part of a world-wide trade deal;
> now to export crypto from Ireland you need an export license.
>> And now the US has less restrictive crypto export rules than Ireland does
> (although AFAIK it's easy enough to get a license granted here, once all
> the paperwork is done).
but under wassenaar any crypto with published source exempted.
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