On Thu, 27 May 2004, Justin Mason wrote:
> In other words, SSLeay pushed the patent licensing burden onto the
> end-user. [*] End-users that didn't bother getting licenses were
> acting illegally.
> Anyone know if I'm remembering incorrectly?
Yes you are, wasnt SSLeay developed in Australia where these patents
were invalid for some reason? (no software patents, some such).
But, you'd probably have to avoid ever traveling to a certain
country. Kind of difficult. Plus your software can not be distributed
by the big US Linux distributor(s).
> ([*]: actually, I'm not even sure if this was legal in the first place.
> Possibly Eric Young just did it this way because it seemed like a
> plausible loophole ;)
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