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Subject: Re: Strong Cryptography

Re: Strong Cryptography

From: Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 12:37:57 +1100

On 20/11/2007, Joshua Simmons <mud_at_majidejima.com> wrote:
> I posted this question to the forums, but I was told that asking on this
> mailing list would be better.
>
> I am considering writing a plugin which would make use of strong
> cryptographic algorithms such as AES, Twofish, Whirlpool, and SHA-2
> (basically just the standard strong encryption and hash algorithms). I am
> curious if Rockbox has a policy concerning this. I can't seem to find
> anything in searches, but is there precedent for this?

What would you want cryptography for on your DAP?
>
> Also, what country is Rockbox based in? I could better check out the legal
> ramifications for myself if I knew that (I'm from America and our
> cryptography export laws suck, to put it bluntly).
>
> In case anyone is curious, Wikipedia has a page on Export of Cryptography
> which is somewhat informative (and the external links also).
>
> -mud
>

Rockbox is based in Sweden, and usually any code that is
GPL-compatible would be acceptable.

Jonathan
Received on 2007-11-20


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