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[FYI] WWW.GNU.ORG: Encryption software volunteers needed in countries without export control

> Encryption software volunteers needed in countries without export
> control
> The US has scored a major victory in the global campaign against
> freedom and privacy rights, by persuading 33 major countries to
> prohibit export of free encryption software. These countries are the
> ones that are party to the Wassenaar agreement (see list below).
> The agreement is not final; putting it into effect would require new
> laws or regulations in each country, and in some countries it might be
> possible to organize politically to block this. If you are a citizen
> of a country listed below, please talk with your legislators and urge
> them to refuse to ratify the agreement. See www.epic.org for more
> information.
> However, anticipating the possibility that these laws will go through,
> we need to find volunteers in countries which are not signatories to
> take over development and distribution of encryption software such as
> the GNU Privacy Guard and PSST. We are looking for (1) an ftp site
> from which to distribute the software, and (2) people to carry on the
> development work.
> If you have contacts in any non-signatory country, please circulate
> this message as widely as possible in your country, looking for people
> who might want to volunteer for GNU software development.
> Non-signatory countries that come to mind as possible places where
> free encryption software can be developed include Mexico, India,
> Croatia, China, South Africa, and perhaps Israel. However, any country
> is ok if its laws do not prevent the work.
> Big Brother has won a battle, but the war is not over.
> List of countries signing the Wassenaar agreement:
> Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech
> Rebuplic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland,
> Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Netherland, New Zealand,
> Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden,
> Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States.
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