Subject: Re: openssl license?
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/17/2001 14:11:42
On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, Chris Jones wrote:

> Looking through the LICENSE file of the openssl distribution, it
> appears to be a normal BSD-style license.  However, the Makefile for
> security/openssl says it's fee-based-commercial-use.  Am I missing
> something here?  What exactly does fee-based-commercial-use mean?

MOST of the code in openssl has a BSD-style license. Some of the
modules (I believe IDEA and RC5) are unrestricted for non-commercial
use only; they seem to require an arrangement with the patent
holder(s) for other uses.