Subject: Re: OpenSSL import
To: Michael C. Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 06/29/1999 22:12:39
On Tue, Jun 29, 1999 at 10:00:33PM -0400, Michael C. Richardson wrote:
> >>>>> "Thor" == Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Thor> On Tue, Jun 29, 1999 at 08:41:31PM -0400, Michael C. Richardson
> Thor> wrote:
> >> What else should I remove? From comments on the list, I take it that
> >> rc2, rc4, rc5, rsa has to go. Anything else?
> Thor> That is certainly not my position.
> Thor> I would personally be quite happy if you left the current
> Thor> structure, minus code that has patent or other IP issues. I
> You mean like RSA.
I was personally trying to leave RSA out of this fragment of the discussion
since it's something of a special case destined to be a bone of contention:
it's only patented in the United States.
Having a knob to disable it would at least let us build binary distributions
that didn't infringe in the U.S., and would of course provide the same benefit
to a commercial vendor. I don't know what to do about source distributions.