Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: Re: [boost] Questions to help me determine export classification of Boost libraries
From: Ben Fritz (benjamin.fritz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-12-19 16:19:58

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 10:26 AM, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 10:10 AM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >
> > The author of the ASIO is Christopher M. Kohlhoff
> > who is Australian. I presume it was written there. So shipping ASIO
> > not
> > "exporting" it and thus not subject to such laws. Am I missing
> > here.
> >
> Yes.. Read this short statement from OSF <
>>. And remember that
> the Software Conservancy (the framework corporation for Boost is in the
> US).

Right. If I compile/link any crypto functionality into software I release,
then I'm "exporting" it. That's about the extent of my knowledge of this.

So, my question is: does Boost.ASIO actually contain encryption? Or does it
rely on OpenSSL for all its encryption? If it does depend on OpenSSL, how
can I determine whether any OpenSSL functionality has made it into the
final *.a or *.lib or *.dylib file?

And, can someone confirm Boost.ASIO is the only library I need to worry

My app does not actually use ASIO, so I do have the option of leaving
Boost.ASIO out of the package I intend to submit internally to my company
as a dependency, but I am trying to include as much of Boost as possible so
that down the road another team can use Boost without going through all
this trouble again.

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at