[Discuss] Fwd: ITAR, public domain, and open source
matt at nycresistor.com
Wed Oct 9 18:28:42 UTC 2013
Ardupilot got around open sourcing their stuff by open sourcing from
OUTSIDE of the US. They have contributors in the US, but the projects ran
from outside the US specifically to avoid ITAR issues.
On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 2:18 PM, J. Simmons <jrs at mach30.org> wrote:
> 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
>> 1 512 203 0507
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