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Re: [GENERAL] SHA1 on postgres 8.3

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] SHA1 on postgres 8.3
Date: 2008-04-02 16:27:15
Message-ID: 29071.1207153635@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
> Just exactly which encryption legislation are we talking about here?

> I know there was some fuss about this issue back in the early 1990s,
> but that was many, many law changes and court cases ago, world-wide.
> It's far from clear to me that there's any reason other than inertia
> not to roll the crypto stuff into the core functionality and have
> done.

This seems a very USA-centric view of the problem.  It's true that
the US export regulations no longer pose much of an issue for us
(but who's to say they might not become tighter again in future?);
the problem is there are lots of places where the laws are still
strict.

			regards, tom lane

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