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Mozilla Firefox Not In Violation of U.S Government Export Rules.

Sep 19, 2009, 03:07 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"At it happens, numerous export controls from the Commerce and Treasury departments cast a long shadow over the software industry, but Mozilla has secured a critical exemption that could have a broad impact on the open source movement.

""We really couldn't accept the notion that these government rules could jeopardize the participatory nature of an open source project so we sought to challenge it," Mozilla General Counsel Harvey Anderson told InternetNews.com. "We argued that First Amendment free speech rights would prevail in this scenario. The government took our filing and then we got back a no-violation letter, which is fantastic."

"Anderson explained that there are export and sanction rules that prohibit the export and sharing of certain technologies."

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