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From "Jason S. Clary" <jcl...@futurefx.com>
Subject Re: SSL in US?
Date Mon, 17 Feb 1997 17:43:37 GMT
Yea, they have, there have been some major legal precedence set in
the courtrooms since then.

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> From: Chuck Murcko <chuck@topsail.org>
> To: new-httpd@hyperreal.com
> Subject: Re: SSL in US?
> Date: Monday, February 17, 1997 7:17 AM
> 
> Jason Clary wrote:
> > 
> > >
> > > What is the current thinking on a SSL version of Apache and US
law? I
> > > have ported SSLeay, RSAREF 2.0, and Apache-SSL to OS/2, but am
> > > concerned about releaseing my code.
> > >
> > 
> > RSA still insists that RC4 and RC2 are trade secrets and are
willing
> > to sue anyone who uses them...
> > 
> > Aparently, hooks for cryptographic libraries are OK, so a version
of
> > apache could be released with generic hooks for any cryptographic
> > library.. I'm sure this would make myself and Ben and the  guys at
> > Stronghold (C2?) very happy...
> > 
> > ...
> > 
> > The best idea, is to just put the hooks into Apache and distribute
> > various crypto modules inside and outside the US, to avoid
> > import/export difficulties..
> > 
> Apache and NCSA were already pressured once into removing crypto
hooks
> from the source; I'm not sure attitudes in the gummint here have
changed
> much since then.
> -- 
> chuck
> Chuck Murcko
> The Topsail Group, West Chester PA USA
> chuck@topsail.org

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