Re: [rumori] What is this freenet that you speak of?

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Tue Jan 02 2001 - 14:47:49 PST

Tue, 2 Jan 2001 found Hammer Presley writing:

>Which leads me to another question... what if this thing really took off
>and the government decided to enhance it's anti-encryption laws to make it
>illegal to install and run the freenet software at all? Something like
>this wouldn't be totally unprecedented. Just a thought based on

i'm not sure but i thought i heard that the U.S. government
recently dropped it's thuggish crypto export restrictions.
Also recently, the patent for the RSA algorithm expired. i'm
not sure if these 2 events are related.

oh, besides, Freenet is an international project. the
founder Ian Clarke is Scottish I think. if americans couldnt
participate, i'm sure it would continue anyway...


Steev Hise, Would-be World-Wide Web Wizard (WWWWW)
"We don't care if you got millions, cuz we got posse in the billions."
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