Mozilla Firefox Not In Violation of U.S Government Export Rules.
Sep 19, 2009, 03:07 (1 Talkback[s])
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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."