Jay Maynard asks: "The project team is getting ready to release a new version of the Hercules IBM mainframe emulator. Part of the update is support for new instructions IBM added in their latest z/990 system, and two of those do encryption. The Bureau of Industry and Security (formerly the Bureau of Export Administration) changed their regulations on June 6, 2002 to grant a license to export open-source encryption code to anyone but the usual suspects (denied persons and banned countries). They went on to recently clarify that putting up code for download did not in itself constitute exporting to those banned countries or persons. There are many open-source projects that still host encryption code outside the US because of past rules. Is there still a reason for doing so?"