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Re: lynx-dev Could SSL (moudlo Open=SSL) become mainstream?

From: pAb-032871
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Could SSL (moudlo Open=SSL) become mainstream?
Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2000 03:10:10 -0700

In "Re: lynx-dev Could SSL (moudlo Open=SSL) become mainstream?"
[03/Jun/2000 Sat 02:49:20]
David Woolley wrote:

> >      EAR amendments published Jan.  14, 2000, lifted most controls
> >      over publicly available encryption source code that is not
> >      subject to payment of license fee or royalty payment.  This kind
>                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> SSL Lynx is subject to such payments.

I thought Lynx was purely open-sourced FreeWare.  In this case,
is it commercial, patented code which allows special exceptions
for NON-commercial use?  The Lesser GPL?

Since this patent expires in a couple years anyway [as you said
in the other letter], it's no big deal just to wait, but I am
curious.  Initially, I thought it was a simple matter of banning
*all* encryption exports outside North America [which also gets
complicated with Lynx, since it's not developed in any one country
and has download sites all over the world].

On a similar note, I had found an open-sourced, SSH-enabled telnet
client -- a version of NiftyTelnet put together in Sweden -- which
apparently can be downloaded from anywhere *except* the US [but
if you're in Canada, no problem].  Not sure what license it's
under though.

If it hadn't crashed every five minutes, I might have kept it
around. . .


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