Not really. The review process is more like disclosure than control.
For shipping oversea, any products involving encryption must disclose
the encryption features/capabilities. Commercial products usually have
already gone through this process by the vendors, namely disclosed to
the government. Products that include commercial encryption libraries
can usually quote the ECCN (some export permission number) of these
We are currently looking for any information regarding to the ECCN or
other export review information of postgres.
From: Bruno Wolff III [mailto:bruno(at)wolff(dot)to]
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 2:08 PM
To: Tom Dong
Subject: Re: Postgres encyrption export
On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 12:01:26 -0500,
Tom Dong <TDong(at)witness(dot)com> wrote:
> We are wondering whether there has been US Commerce Department review
> the Postgres application for export. Specifically, we understand
> Postgres contains encryption capabilities, and we would like to
> the application with our products delivered outside the US. Can you
> me know whether that review has occurred, and if so, the result? If
> have not had a review, know of any companies that have?
Isn't there an exception for cases where the source is published?
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