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Export Control: A primer for open source hackers

As open-source developers we routinely publish our source code,
and in doing so export it to the world.

However, what many of us might not consider is that, despite
growing free-trade and globalisation, national governments still
exercise control over what can be exported.

In Australia the regulatory framework that controls which
goods can be exported has recently been updated to include
intangibles (which includes software).

This presentation will provide you, an open source developer,
an overview of the Australian regulatory framework that is in place
regarding export control, focusing on those areas that are
related to software. In addition to getting a practical
understanding of your responsibilities regarding
export control the presentation will provide you with
practical tips you can use to ensure you remain in compliance
with the regulations.

Benno Leslie

Benno Leslie is a Sydney based software developer with a passion
for operating systems design and implementation. He has over 15 years
experience with Python dating back to the simpler time of Python 1.5.
He has used Python across Windows, OS X and of course Linux for a wide
range of applications including web applications, medical device testing,
Android device testing, build systems, static binary analysis tools, and
image editors.

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