Hi All, I'm reposting this under its own subject heading, because I think it might have been buried in a different thread. Does anyone know if JRuby has been assigned an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN)? It's pretty obvious from this thread: http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/214467 that export control has been carefully considered, which is great. Cross referencing that with the terribly lawyery information from the Bureau of Industry and Security (http://www.bis.doc.gov/encryption/enc_faqs.htm), it appears that software doesn't really need to go through a government review process unless it contains encryption, which it seems JRuby has been very careful about (thanks, by the way!). This led me to do a little more digging, and I've discovered that software producers can self-classify their product by following a set of rules to construct an ECCN ( http://www.bis.doc.gov/licensing/exportingbasics.htm). My best guess is that JRuby is classified as 5D002. See http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=c5..., and for a good laugh, read through the incomprehensible language on the page, then scroll to the top and chuckle at the "Keeping America Informed" banner. There's a little more information about how each of the bytes in that number originate at http://www.bis.doc.gov/licensing/exportingbasics.htm. Anyway, am I way off the mark here? Is anyone working on the project aware enough of this nonsense to confirm or deny my suspicion that the ECCN is 5D002? Thanks, and sorry for constantly harassing this list about uninteresting things like licensing and export restrictions. I swear this is my last one! Mark P.S. Awesome that JRuby was just released under EPL. Bravo!
on 2013-02-28 14:52