Donnie Berkholz pointed out that the Xorg project previously had to overcome some issues with export control vs cryptographic code. I haven’t had a chance to chew on it yet, but there seems to be some good info here:
- Info from Jim Gettys on xdm crypto support
- Legal advice given to the Debian project on the same topic
- README.crypto from Xorg
I’m at the GNOME Summit this weekend, and today I met Jim in person. We talked briefly on the topic which was useful. After going through the above info I’m going to contact the Software Freedom Law Center based on his advice.