Last Comment Bug 336205 - Update encryption export control notices on * sites
: Update encryption export control notices on * sites
Product: Websites
Classification: Other
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Assigned To: Frank Hecker
Depends on: 336308
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Reported: 2006-05-01 18:43 PDT by Frank Hecker
Modified: 2006-05-04 13:06 PDT (History)
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Patch to update for new export control notice (22.98 KB, patch)
2006-05-01 20:24 PDT, Frank Hecker
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Description Frank Hecker 2006-05-01 18:43:38 PDT
The encryption export control notices on the various * sites are inconsistent and out of date. For example, some notices refer to countries like Afghanistan or Iraq that are no longer subject to the same export control treatment as North Korea, etc. All such notices should be updated to a single standard notice to the maximum extent possible.

The notice to be used will be based on that given in note 2 of <>:

This hardware/software is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries (currently Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria) or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S. exports (including those (a) on the Bureau of Industry and Security Denied Parties List or Entity List, (b) on the Office of Foreign Assets Control list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, and (c) involved with missile technology or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons).

(The words "hardware/software" will be changed as necessary to reflect the particular item to which the notice applies.)
Comment 1 Frank Hecker 2006-05-01 19:07:16 PDT
Grepping the source for 're-export' gives the following files that apparently have copies of the notice:

Comment 2 Reed Loden [:reed] (use needinfo?) 2006-05-01 19:22:10 PDT
Is this bug only for or for all *.mozilla.[org|com] sites?
Comment 3 Frank Hecker 2006-05-01 19:28:17 PDT
It's for all * sites, but excludes sites controlled by the Mozilla Corporation. Those will need to be fixed too, but the notice may be slightly different, and I won't be the person making the changes.

My plan is to first fix all the references on, and then look at the other * sites. I'll fix what I can, and then we can either open up a new bug or (re)assign this one to someone else.
Comment 4 Frank Hecker 2006-05-01 20:24:43 PDT
Created attachment 220471 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch to update for new export control notice

Here are all the patches that should be needed for, for all the files referenced above. I've double-checked all the generated pages and they look OK. Note that in many cases the previous notice referred to "source code" when it should have referred to "software"; I've updated the wording as appropriate.
Comment 5 Frank Hecker 2006-05-01 20:58:23 PDT
I've updated the following pages on where the encryption export control notice appears in English:

The following page has a translated notice that needs to be updated:

As far as I can tell this notice doesn't appear on in any other language.
Comment 6 Reed Loden [:reed] (use needinfo?) 2006-05-01 21:14:21 PDT
Comment on attachment 220471 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch to update for new export control notice


Do you have access to commit this yourself, or do you need one of the web monkeys to commit it for you?
Comment 7 Frank Hecker 2006-05-01 21:21:13 PDT
I have commit access to However I'm not going to check the changes in tonight because I want to go to bed and don't want to hang around to make sure the site gets updated properly. I'll check them in tomorrow.
Comment 8 Frank Hecker 2006-05-01 21:22:36 PDT
The notice appears in at least two places on

(Thanks to Zak Greant who did some Google queries to track these pages down, as well as the pages on

I don't have write access to, so someone else will have to make the changes.
Comment 9 Frank Hecker 2006-05-02 10:37:55 PDT
I've checked in the changes to (for all the files mentioned above) and have verified that the corresponding pages got updated correctly.

Next task: Get updated.
Comment 10 Reed Loden [:reed] (use needinfo?) 2006-05-02 14:00:57 PDT
(In reply to comment #8)
> The notice appears in at least two places on

Filed bug 336308 on the issue.
Comment 11 Frank Hecker 2006-05-04 13:02:55 PDT
Now that bug 336308 is FIXED VERIFIED, this bug can be marked as FIXED as well. All changes to and have been made and verified. The only other * references appear to be historical references in the CVS logs.
Comment 12 Frank Hecker 2006-05-04 13:06:11 PDT
Two more points: 1) I have already verified that the changes got made to and, so I'm marking this bug VERIFIED as well.

Also, although it wasn't within scope for this bug, I couldn't find any instances of the export notices on or indeed on any * site. If anyone does find any please open up a new bug so we can get those fixed.

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