[openssl-users] AssAccess was passed with no amendments

Michael Wojcik Michael.Wojcik at microfocus.com
Fri Dec 14 19:49:00 UTC 2018

> On 2018-12-06 04:47, openssl at foocrypt.net wrote:
> > Does OpenSSL have a policy stance on government enforced back doors ?
> >
> From: openssl-users [mailto:openssl-users-bounces at openssl.org] On Behalf
> Of bmeeker51 at buckeye-express.com
> Sent: Friday, December 14, 2018 13:25
> the silence is deafening

"OpenSSL" doesn't have a "policy stance" on anything. It's a software package.

This is openssl-users, not openssl-official-opinions-of-the-OpenSSL-Foundation. Or openssl-political-discussions, for that matter.

I imagine many people who are subscribed to this list are not in favor of the legislation in question. However, that is not a subject pertinent to the list, and openssl-users remains valuable to its subscribers in large part because most of the traffic remains on-topic.

There are plenty of forums where people have expressed, and continue to express, their opinions of the Assistance and Access Bill. That includes numerous cryptography and security experts, and representatives of organizations which are active in those areas. Some random posts in openssl-users will not materially change the course or weight of that discussion.

Michael Wojcik
Distinguished Engineer, Micro Focus

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