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Re: lynx-dev SSL

From: Larry W. Virden
Subject: Re: lynx-dev SSL
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 09:08:51 -0500 (EST)

Should this info go somewhere in the shipping documentation?

From: David Woolley <address@hidden>
> > 1. How do I get SSL support for Lynx?
> Depends on where you live, your nationality and whether or not you use
> Lynx for purely non-commercial purposes.  If you are a US citizen, in
> the USA, and don't intend to use it for commercial purposes, you can
> obtain the freeware version of the RSA library and compile lynx with
> additional  code referenced from the web site.
> You may not give the resulting binary to anyone else.
> If you are a commercial user in the USA, or any other country with 
> software patents and a valid patent on RSA, and, in the case of the USA,
> you are a US citizen, you might be able to buy a licence for RSA, but it
> is probably not worth the trouble.  Once you have such a licence, you
> can build an SSL Lynx.
> If you are in another country, which permits private use of encryption,
> the intellectual property position is somewhat more confused.   You 
> are probably safe from an IPR point of view if you don't redistribute
> the result.
> There have been some changes in the USA, but they don't affect the 
> intellectual property position and appear not to affect open source
> software.
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