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Subject Re: [ Re: ZDNet article]
Date Mon, 12 Jan 1998 02:28:15 GMT

There is another solution that may or may not be a real alternative for
you.  You can purchase the bsafe library from RSA for under $400 and
compile that into ssleay.  The big bucks come if you plan on distributing,
but for in house commercial use it's not a bad alternative if you have
someone in house that can put it all together.


On Tue, 6 Jan 1998, Michael Douglass wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 06, 1998 at 01:42:53PM -0700, Marc Slemko said:
> > What it boils down to is that using a freely available version of Apache
> > with ssl patches in the US for commercial purposes violates RSA's patents
> > (since you obviously don't have a RSA license) and is illegal. 
> Okay, so we have 2 years to wait and then we can go freely unto the golden
> gate of apache-ssl.  The RSA patent expires in the year 2000. :)
> -- 
> Michael Douglass
> Texas Networking, Inc.
> <tnet admin> anyway, I'm off, perl code is making me [a] crosseyed toady

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