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Bluepass contains strong encryption. Because some of its encryption software is
of US origin (notably TweetNacl, but possibly others), it is in scope for the
United States Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
To the best of my knowledge, pursuant to section 740.13(e) of the EAR, Bluepass
is eligible for license exception TSU because it is publically available.
The TSU license exception requires an email notification to BIS and the NSA,
which I have performed. A copy of this email is included in this file below.
The copy is a verbatim copy of the mail from my Gmail Sent folder, with the
only difference that for pricacy reasons I have partially obscured my telephone
number (my telephone which is present in the actual notification).
There may be other laws to comply with when exporting Bluepass. In all
circumstances you are required to comply with all applicable law.
MIME-Version: 1.0
Received: by with HTTP; Sat, 31 May 2014 08:31:33 -0700 (PDT)
Date: Sat, 31 May 2014 17:31:33 +0200
Message-ID: <>
Subject: TSU NOTIFICATION - Encryption
From: Geert Jansen <>
Cc: Geert Jansen <>
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SUBMITTED BY: Gerardus T. Jansen
SUBMITTED FOR: Gerardus T. Jansen
POINT OF CONTACT: Gerardus T. Jansen
PHONE and/or FAX: +39 095 XX XX XX
MANUFACTURER: The Bluepass project
ECCN: 5D002
This email serves as a notice that I am providing Bluepass, an open source
password manager containing strong encryption. Bluepass is publicly
available at the following links:
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