I've come across this statement on the apache web site.
The OpenSSL library is cryptographic software. The country in which you currently reside may have restrictions on the import, possession, use, and/or re-export to another country, of encryption software. BEFORE using any encryption software, please check your country's laws, regulations and policies concerning the import, possession, or use, and re-export of encryption software, to see if this is permitted. See http:// www.wassenaar.org/ for more information.
So how come most lamp flavors come with ssl included? We're thinking to roll a lamp version to include some specific additions, so understanding the significance of this would help.