[Cryptography] Wind River Security Features and Cryptography Libraries

Collin Anderson collin at averysmallbird.com
Wed Nov 5 06:57:11 EST 2014

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 3:58 AM, Jerry Leichter <leichter at lrw.com> wrote:

> What it *looks* like has happened is that Wind River (and they are
> probably not alone) simply ignored the "pointless" step of applying for an
> export license.  I'll bet many companies today do, too - they treat these
> regs as relics of a bygone era.

There is a meaningful difference between VxWorks and consumer operating
systems – even with regard to the Mass Market Encryption Exemptions. OS X
for example is classified as 5D992, whereas VxWorks is 5D002 – these
numbers make a huge difference.


Don't sell non-mass-market crypto to the PRC, don't sell to Chinese
military, don't sell to persons on the Department of Commerce's Entities
List, and mind which governments elsewhere.


That's not to say that the encryption export regulations are appropriate,
but the interpretations of BIS's actions seem misinformed.
*Collin David Anderson*
averysmallbird.com | @cda | Washington, D.C.
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