On Fri, 8 Nov 1996, Kent Crispin wrote:
Yes, you are entirely right. I had 'thought' however, that we were only
talking about the windows version in that context.. I should have been
> Doug Hughes allegedly said:
> > >SSH licence says: Companies are permitted to use this program as long as
> > >it is not used for revenue-generating purposes.=20
> > >
> > >As I understand you can use it freely inside your company without paying
> > >anything.=20
> > >
> > yes, for the currently available alpha and beta versions. However, once it
> > goes out of beta, I'm fairly certain you are no longer allowed to use it
> > freely anymore but must purchase an individual, site, or other kind of
> > license to use.
> Not the way I understand it. The unix version of ssh is freely
> usable, modulo the crypto patents, and Tatu Ylonen, the author, has
> publicly stated that he intends to always keep a free version
> available. So the issue is just the crypto licenses, not any
> licenses that are particular to ssh.
> In 4 years the RSA patents run out. Ssh supports about 5 different
> encryption algorithms, so you can probably find one that is freely
> usable in your location.
> The windows versions are being developed as a commercial product, and
> there are (or will be) commercial unix versions. If you buy a
> commercial version, then the licensing issues are resolved -- when
> you buy the product, part of what you are paying for is rights to the
> crypto algorithms.
> Ssh is based on a protocol that has been submitted as a public standard
> to the IETF, so there is nothing to prevent other implementations
> from being developed.
> Kent Crispin "No reason to get excited",
> kent @
gov the thief he kindly spoke...
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