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Re: {R,I[INEW]}TP: free ssh [non-US]

Joel Klecker <jk@espy.org> writes:

> At 09:55 +0100 1999-10-01, Philip Hands wrote:
> >James Troup <james@nocrew.org> writes:
> >> OpenBSD have started working on the last free SSH (1.2.12 was under a
> >> DFSG free license AFAICT[1]), they also, (again AFAICT [I'm going by
> >> the CVS commits]), are ripping out the patented algrothims (IDEA,
> >> etc.).  Unfortunately, I'm chronically busy with work and haven't had
> >> time to look into it, but all the signs look very good (they appear to
> >> have added it as part of their base system, for example).
> >
> >Damn, I thought I knew ssh had been free at one point, but when I
> >noticed the non-free license in the late teens, I obviously failed
> >to go back far enough to find the free version.  I'll probably end
> >up calling the new package ssh-free
> Note that OpenBSD is also ripping out support for pretty much any
> other other OS as they go, and using library functions that are
> OpenBSD-specific.

That's a slight over-exaggeration, but they are ripping out for
ancient non-POSIX OSes.  I doubt it'll be too much work to get it too
work on Linux...


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