[Discuss] Fwd: ITAR, public domain, and open source

J. Simmons jrs at mach30.org
Wed Oct 9 18:18:54 UTC 2013

Not sure about floating point math on a chip (I don't have any experience
with that one way or the other), but it is the set of regulations that made
publishing PGP problematic for a while (if I recall correctly).  And it
impacts all sorts of things related to space flight (including rockets,
satellites, etc).Oh, and it the law that got Defense Distributed in the
news last spring (


On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 2:10 PM, Bryan Bishop <kanzure at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Tom Igoe <tom.igoe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What is ITAR?
> It's the thing that throws you in prison if you open source a chip that
> does floating point math.
> - Bryan
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