Re: [DES-LIST] DESchall (fwd)

Nelson Minar (
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 16:25:47 -0400

>I am still kinda unsure why we can't export object code. I can understand
>the source... but why the compiled code? Could the algorithm really be
>discovered from the object code... just curious...

Actually, the goofy thing about the US law is it's perfectly legal to
export a description of the algorithm (say, a paper), it's just not
legal to export an *implementation* of the algorithm. Neat, huh?