22 May 2006. Phil Zimmermann writes on Slashdot:
I wish Cryptome would not redistribute my Zfone software. This morning I had to upload a new version due to a last minute mistake we made before the release, and Cryptome probably got the uncorrected version. This is beta software in flux, rapidly changing with new updates likely, especially shortly after it hits when we discover early problems. Further, I've just added critical warnngs to my web site about how to do the installation for Windows, and if someone grabs the software and posts it somewhere else, it will lack those warnings. There are good reasons why I want to maintain control of the distribution, especially during the initial public beta. --Philip Zimmermann (email@example.com)
Another PRZ message:
Although the US has ended most of their export controls for crypto software, there are still some reasonable export controls in place, namely, to prevent the software from being exported to a few embargoed nations, such as North Korea, Iran, Libya, Syria, and Sudan. And for commercial encryption software that you actually pay for (not this free public beta), there are now requirements to check customers against government watch lists as well, which is something that companies such as PGP comply with these days. PGP Corp volunteered to host the public beta software on their server, with all the appropriate checks in place. That's why you have to register, to make sure you are not in an embargoed country, to keep me in compliance with U.S. export laws. Been there, done that. -Philip Zimmermann
22 May 2006
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Crypto Export Notice
Date: 22 May 2006
Zfone for Windows is available on the Web site Cryptome.org
The Zfone Zipped file was downloaded at 10:00 AM EST, 22 May 2006.
Zfone for Windows
Hello John Young. Your IP address is xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
The information you supplied:
Name: John Young
The product for which you registered:
Product Platform Version Release Date Project home
Zfone Windows beta2 05/19/06 Zfone home
The Zfone Windows version requires Windows XP, and won't work on earlier versions of Windows, such as Windows 95 or 98.
End User License Agreement
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ZfoneTM Beta License Agreement
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Release history for Windows platform:
Product Platform Version Release Date
*Zfone Windows beta2 05/19/06