Subject: Re: openssl license?
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/17/2001 14:51:29
On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, Chris Jones wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 02:11:42PM -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > 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.
> Weird; none of the .h or .c files in those directories say anything
> about that.  In fact, they all claim copyright by Eric Young.

It's in the FAQ, and the README. What it says in the README is that
the patent holders should be consulted for _any_ use, but if you go to
the web pages for RSA Data Security and for Ascom, they seem to say
that non-commercial use requires no permission (last I checked).