[ECOS] Re: On Porting OpenSSL v1.0.0c

Sergei Gavrikov sergei.gavrikov@gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 14:51:00 GMT 2010


On Tue, 14 Dec 2010, Ross Younger wrote:

> * John Dallaway <john@dallaway.org.uk> wrote:
...
> > Does anyone have up-to-date information (with reference) on the
> > restrictions for hosting this class of cryptographic source code on a
> > publically-accessible server located in the United States?
> 
> The Debian project researched the situation a few years ago - with legal
> assistance - and consequently decided to integrate crypto with their
> main distribution, jump through a few hoops to notify the US government
> about it, and stop maintaining their non-US crypto download site.
> http://www.debian.org/legal/cryptoinmain has information.

They rock! And what's about RedHat (our nearest public hop :-)? I found
answer here http://www.openssl.org/support/faq.html#BUILD8

It was interested to know that expiry dates for patents exist! (IANAL,
but, on my look today RC5 is issue only). 

Sergei

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