Personal Security Manager 2 is out.
Wednesday September 6th, 2000
#14 What about OpenSSL??
Friday September 8th, 2000 9:04 PM
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Is OpenSSL (no RSAREF) still illegal to use in the US because it was developed some time ago or is it exempt because it was developed outside the US. I found an article on SecurityPortal that indicates OpenSSL is now free to use in the US for whatever services you want.
I Quote "Any American can now download OpenSSL, install it, and use it for OpenSSH (secure administration), Apache (secure Web-serving) and so on. So what are you waiting for? Go do it!"
Here is the URL <http://securityportal.com/topnews/rsa20000906.html>
I heard that OpenSSL's use still may be restricted from a poster on Slashdot. Not the most credible source, I know, but occasionally a poster will have the right info. So what exactly is the legal status of OpenSSL in the US? Maybe someone should ask RSA to comment on OpenSSL. I just think it would be easier and faster to support the OpenSSL lib using a sort of plug-in system. This is what KDE's new beta browser/file manager has been doing for a while for those outside the US.