Nicolas Weber wrote:

> > To clarify, based on my understanding:  if software is exported  
> > from the
> > U.S., which vim arguably is, and it is capable of powerful encryption
> isn't vim exported from the Netherlands?

Right, the main ftp server is in the Netherlands.  All the rest are
(cached) copies.  I'm not a lawyer, but I would say that this means that
the code isn't exported from the USA.  It was already outside.

I'm not sure about the CVS server at SourceForge.

Generally I don't really care about these stupid US rules.  The actual
result is not that access to strong encryption by non-US contries
decreases but that the development is done outside of the US, with the
effect that knowledge outside of the US grows.

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