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From Kaushalye Kapuruge <>
Subject Re: re-distribute openSSL dlls with AXIS2/c and patent issue
Date Sun, 13 Apr 2008 18:25:46 GMT
Raymond Zhou wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am using AXIS2/c to develop a web service client component in a 
> commercial application. The web service requires SSL support. It is my 
> understanding that AXIS2/c can be built with openSSL to have SSL 
> support. I have two questions:
> (1) In the distribution of my commercial application, it seems I only 
> need to include two openSSL related dll files with the AXIS/2c dlls to 
> enable AXIS/2 with SSL support capability. These two dlls are: 
> libeay32.*dll* and libssl32.*dll*. Is this correct?
> (2) Is openSSL an open-source software?
> I have read some articules stating that it envolves some kind os 
> patents, is this true? Am I free to re-distribute the two DLLs (I can 
> download them from some web sites.
AFAIK, if you are redistributing, you have to include their copyright 
notice. See more details here ...
[Conditions 1,2]
> I've searched the archives and axis2/c manuals, it doesn't seem to be 
> clear about this.
> Thanks much in advance.
> Ray 
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