Re: Export laws revisited

Wayde Milas (
Fri, 2 May 1997 22:29:45 -0600

>As someone else already mentioned, Mosaic was developed at the
>University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). More
>specifically, it was developed at the UIUC supercomputing site, The
>National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) in the Software
>Development Group (SDG) (which was strangely enough located in the Oil
>Chemistry Building (OCB)). Notice that NCSA is funded by the National
>Science Foundations (NSF) which is funded by the United States (US)
>Goverment. For this reason, it's not clear that the government would
>have the same problem (or authority) to complain to a private entity.
>Perhaps they just wanted to make sure they weren't _funding_ such
>efforts. (OK, so it's doubtful they are really thinking this
>way--it's just that this example doesn't show this)
>BTW, you should clue into the fact ASAP that I lived in Acronym Hell
>(AH) for four years of my life. :)

Heh heh. I think all of us did. IMPE, ISR, DCL, you name it.

>Mike Gebis