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Re: LYNX-DEV SSL (fwd)

From: Michael Erde
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV SSL (fwd)
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 10:45:35 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 19 Nov 1997, David Woolley wrote:

Hi David,

        Thanks very much for describing the pertinent issues.


Michael Erde
Interport Communications

> >     Is there a version of lynx that is capable of connecting to https
> > URL's?
> If you want this, lobby your senator to exclude strong encryption software
> from arms control legislation and to abolish software patents.
> Read the several pages on SSL legal issues in the O'Reilly Apache book
> for an explanation of some of the legal issues (excluding the additional
> ones from the GPL).
> Read the FAQ for ways round this, but note that I can't see any legal way
> round it which would allow a single program binary distribution.
> (A few side questions:
> When does the RSA software patent expire?
> Are there any other IPR restrictions, in any country, on the encryption
> technology used by SSL?
> Have Netscape explicitly issued a licence for SSL permitting its use in Lynx 
> and all
> potential future derived works (or all software which is "free" in the Gnu
> sense - which does permit payment - or all GPLed software)?
> Who owns the copyrights on the GPLed versions of Lynx?)
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