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Subject: Re: [boost] Questions to help me determine export classification of Boost libraries
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-12-19 11:26:25

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 10:10 AM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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
> not
> "exporting" it and thus not subject to such laws. Am I missing something
> here.

Yes.. Read this short statement from OSF <>. And remember that
the Software Conservancy (the framework corporation for Boost is in the

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.

Depends.. On whom writes it, who sells it, who uses it.

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