On 7/21/16 12:19 PM, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 7:42 PM, Michael Paquier
> <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> People have, in the past, expressed concerns about linking in
>>> pgcrypto.  Apparently, in some countries, it's a legal problem.
>> Do you have any references? I don't see that as a problem.
> I don't have a link to previous discussion handy, but I definitely
> recall that it's been discussed.  I don't think that would mean that
> libpgcrypto couldn't depend on libpgcommon, but the reverse direction
> would make libpgcrypto essentially mandatory which I don't think is a
> direction we want to go for both technical and legal reasons.

I searched a few different ways and finally came up with this post from Tom:


It's the only thing I could find, but thought it might jog something
loose for somebody else.

I know that export controls have been an issue for crypto in the past
but have no idea what the current state of that is.


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