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Re: Copyrights and licenses

In article <v04101a03b239a8cb51cc@[]>, Joel Klecker
<jk@espy.org> writes
>At 21:56 +0100 1998-10-01, Ian Lynagh wrote:
>>In article <E0zOomm-0003Da-00@night>, Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl>
>>>Eww... this looks like a software patent.  Can you find out more about it?
>>That's what I thought. http://srp.stanford.edu/srp/index.html seems
>>to be the nearest it has to a home, from a few minutes searching
>>the web.
>It isn't patented[1], the inventor claims this: "SRP is free for 
>non-commercial use. As the inventor of SRP, I have decided to make it free 
>for all non-commercial implementations." I don't understand what he thinks 
>gives him the right to be able to dictate the licenses of other 
>implementations of the protocol.

So is it free or non-free? And is it non-US? Also, is SHA non-US?
Everything else looks free to me.

Ian Lynagh - ian@lynagh.demon.co.uk

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.

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