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Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice +US Gov't ECCN Export Control


On 19/06/2011 11:34, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:

Over at Apache, we found compliance quick and easy [1][2][3]

I'm not sure compliance for LibO is as simple and straightforward as you
imply.

For starters, code, amongst other things, that is either from, or
benefits users in North Korea, Cuba, and Syria was been submitted to
OOo. At one point, it was included in the nightly developer
patch.(Artefacts of that code are present in OOo 3.3.)

Ideally, TDF has a lawyer in the US that specializes in OFAC, EAR, ITAR,
and related critters, and their intersection with software development
and distribution.

Other countries do have similar lists, with similar restrictions. In an
ideal world, TDF can find a lawyer that specializes in the country's
equivalent critters and the rules that they fabricate, and how those
rules intersects with software development and distribution.

Which means lawyers in all 192/193/194/195/196/203/248/255/320 countries
in the world would need to be contacted. (If you have a question about
the number of countries I list, start a new thread, without derailing
this thread.)

jonathon

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