From: John P. Looney (jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie)
Date: Tue 01 Feb 2000 - 12:17:48 GMT
On Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 12:09:45PM +0000, Colin Whittaker mentioned:
> > I don't think they had much choice considering the way the internet works.
> > I'm sure they would have loved to have made all crypto regulated....
> So how many widely used algorithms dont have published source.
> Makes the rules a bit pointless, doesn't it.
Not quite. They don't want companies setting up saying "New crypto
software - close source, new algorithm, great for criminals etc. that are
hiding stuff from governments" etc.
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