From: Chuck Murcko (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 13:42:16 PDT
There are two issues here. One is the RSA license and fees, which will
go away, and the other is the US ITAR-derived export restrictions. RSA
has other patents and contracts they can enforce AFAIK, if you're
already signed up with them for a license, you may not be in the clear
until well after September.
It'll still be a mess, but a slightly easier one to navigate IMO.
> Since the subject came up, I'll add another question: RSA patents are up
> in september, I believe. Everyone seems to be very happy about this, but
> I don't have any idea why. When a patent is up, does this mean that it's
> suddenly free for everyone to use/export? I doubt it. Does anyone have
> any insight about this?
> "A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity."
> -- Robert Frost
> On Thu, 24 Aug 2000, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> > Does anybody know an expert, probably a lawyer, in encryption export
> > regulations? Unfortunately we now have to work through some of this stuff.
> > It is going to be way ugly.
-- Chuck Chuck Murcko Topsail Group email@example.com
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