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Re: export control information ofpostgresql-8.2-504.jdbc3.jar

From: Gilberto Castillo Martínez <gilberto(dot)castillo(at)etecsa(dot)cu>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, "NOIROT, Julie J" <JULIE(dot)J(dot)NOIROT(at)airbus(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, "DUMONT, Didier D" <didier(dot)d(dot)dumont(at)airbus(dot)com>
Subject: Re: export control information ofpostgresql-8.2-504.jdbc3.jar
Date: 2010-12-01 14:59:13
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El mar, 30-11-2010 a las 11:00 -0800, Josh Berkus escribió:
> That's not strictly accurate.  I'd better put this up as a FAQ item,
> since this is the 3rd or fourth time it's come up.

Uhhmmm, Yes.
> Mr. Didier:
> PostgreSQL 8.2 and 8.3 for Solaris only received an export control
> number through Sun Microsystems in 2008.  Succeeding versions of
> PostgreSQL have not received any such number to our knowledge.
> Please note two important facts: one, that the US Dept. of Commerce
> only
> gives export control numbers to specific binaries and not to source
> code.  Second, that PostgreSQL is not a product of the USA; our
> developers are all over the world and even our hosted servers are
> primarily in Canada, Panama and Europe.  As a European company, I do
> not
> believe that Airbus needs be concerned with export control numbers for
> community open source PostgreSQL.
> The specific software you ask about, the JDBC driver, does not contain
> any encryption software; it relies on the encryption supplied by other
> packages on the host operating system, and on encryption supplied by
> the
> PostgreSQL server packages.  As such, it does not require an export
> control number as far as we are aware.  If your company attorneys find
> otherwise, please notify us so that we may give a more informed
> response
> to future inquries.
> I am not an attorney and that none of the above constitutes legal
> advice.
Gilberto Castillo
Edificio Beijing. Miramar Trade Center. Etecsa.
Miramar, La Habana.Cuba.

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