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ZDNet: Evan Leibovitch -- Opening up, government style

Jan 25, 2000, 04:13 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Leibovitch)

"While certain segments of the computer industry have celebrated the recent relaxing of export regulations on encryption software, one would think that the open source community would have an even bigger reason to rejoice. For this is the first time, in the U.S. at least, that open source software has been legally declared a Public Good."

"Open source code is mentioned specifically as being exempt from most of the remaining hurdles of registration, filing and waiting for approvals."

"Indeed, soon after the changes were announced, the National Security Agency announced it would be developing its own secure version of Linux. They're welcome to it. That's the whole point of open source..."

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