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Re: lynx-dev Lynx and SSL-encrypting

From: mattack
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx and SSL-encrypting
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 18:31:16 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 13 Dec 1998 address@hidden wrote:
>> Has anyone given any thought to if it might become legal once the RSA 
>> patent expires in the USA (Sep 2000)?  It seems to me (IANAL) that RSA 
>> would enter the public domain then, and thus be freely redistributable. 
>being a pessimist, I assume RSA will do something to entangle the patent
>so it'll remain unavailable.

The patent isn't the problem, is it?  Isn't it export restrictions upon any
encryption above a certain level of complexity?

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