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Re: SSH never free

On Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 09:52:42PM +0100, James Troup wrote:

> > I am pretty sure that SSH was never free software.  Could you show
> > me the license on the version that they started with?
> -------------&<-------------&<-------------&<-------------&<-------------&<
> This file is part of the ssh software, Copyright (c) 1995 Tatu Ylonen, Finland
> As far as I am concerned, the code I have written for this software
> can be used freely for any purpose.  Any derived versions of this
> software must be clearly marked as such, and if the derived work is
> incompatible with the protocol description in the RFC file, it must be
> called by a name other than "ssh" or "Secure Shell".
> However, I am not implying to give any licenses to any patents or
> copyrights held by third parties, and the software includes parts that
> are not under my direct control.  As far as I know, all included
> source code is used in accordance with the relevant license agreements
> and can be used freely for any purpose (the GNU license being the most
> restrictive); see below for details.
> [ RSA is no longer included. ]
> [ IDEA is no longer included. ]

IDEA was the only part of ssh that made it non-free, prohibiting
commercial use.

Ryan Murray (rmurray@cyberhqz.com, rmurray@glenayre.com)
Software Designer, Glenayre Technologies Inc.
The opinions expressed here are my own.

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