Subject: Re: SSLeay -- US status WRT RSA?
From: Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 23:27:35 +0000

Ben_Tilly@trepp.com wrote:
> 
> Ben Laurie wrote:
> > kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> > >
> > > What's the current status of deploying SSLeay in the US given the
> > > upcoming RSA patent expiration (Sept. 20, 2000).  Anyone?
> >
> > Isn't that rather obvious? Not sure what you're asking here.
> >
> Well, can you pay them some modest license for the next few months?  Is it
> like gays in the (US) military, "Don't ask, don't tell"?  Are you in
> trouble if you hand out (like I presume Karsten wants to) documentation to
> people in the US explaining how to set up your Apache server for SSL with
> the installation instructions for your software?
> 
> I mean the theoretical status is pretty clear - but how does it work on the
> ground?

Well, I don't think anything magical happened when all the wheels
clicked at once and we went from 1999 to 2000. Give RSA $100k, and the
world is your oyster. Is that what you mean?

Cheers,

Ben.

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