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Subject: Re: [boost] Questions to help me determine export classification of Boost libraries
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-12-19 11:10:02

Ben Fritz wrote
> Boost.Asio contains some SSL interfaces, which undoubtedly contains
> encryption technology. However, according to
> these
> interfaces require OpenSSL to be used. Does this mean that the Boost.Asio
> library itself does not contain encryption, it only provides an interface
> to another library which does the encryption? I.e., is it a true
> statement,
> that Boost.Asio contains no encryption technology in either its source
> code
> or in the compiled binary, and that in order to use encryption I would
> need
> to link in a separate library?

I wonder about this. The author of the ASIO is Christopher M. Kohlhoff
who is Australian. I presume it was written there. So shipping ASIO would
"exporting" it and thus not subject to such laws. Am I missing something

It gets even more interesting. ASIO has been proposed as an edition to
the standard library. Would conforming C++ implementation then require
an export license. Or what.

Robert Ramey

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