[Owasp-Malaysia] The Curious Case of FOSS paid developer

Mohd Fazli Azran mfazliazran at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 11:48:26 EST 2010


Joke for today!!

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On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM, Ang Chin Han <ang.chin.han at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 6:34 PM, najmi.zabidi at gmail.com
> <najmi.zabidi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > According to this;
> >
> > http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=129237675106730&w=2
> >
> > "We have never allowed US citizens or foreign citizens working in the US
> > to hack on crypto code (Niels Provos used to make trips to Canada to
> > develop OpenSSH for this reason), so direct interference in the crypto
> > code is unlikely"
> >
> > Luckily Canada is just nearby north America, and I don't have to eat
> > carrots and see my dentist in the other day.
> >
> > So much for a free country and "land of the brave". Better come here
> > to Malaysia and have fun with us downloading movies.
>
> ?
>
> Strong crypto (at that time) export was classifiable as weaponsin the
> US. You really don't want your coders to get in trouble. Besides, that
> policy is similar to not letting an Open Source project's code get
> tainted by contributions from people who may inevitably contribute
> tainted closed code.
>
> Besides, "we never allowed" == "openbsd never allowed", not "X country
> never allowed"
>
> /me remembers tuning down the rsa key length just to be able to let
> crypto-export restricted browsers to be able to connect to it.
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Mohd Fazli Azran
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