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I wanted to bundle my application in a Debian-Lenny Virtual Machine so others could download it and run it without having to configure anything. However, I don't want to have to worry about US legal issues. Many of the packages in a default Debian installation include encryption algorithms.

Are all default versions export-safe?

   If not, is there an export-safe version?

      If not, is there an easy way to make one?

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From reading information at, it seems that all I have to do is send an e-mail to the government notifying them of what I'm doing. Since Debian-Lenny is already available world-wide, I don't think that they will have any issues with it.

However, you must consult a lawyer if you really want a definitive answer.

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