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Re: libwww-SSL library - Legal

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 13:47:19 -0500 (EST)
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To: "Pascale Bidet" <pbi@infovista.com>
Cc: www-lib@w3.org, jose@w3.org, jis@mit.edu
Mr. Bidet,

You are not first to ask this question ...

At 19:41 00/02/11 +0100, Pascale Bidet wrote:
 >I am Pascale Bidet - a product manager of InfoVista SA.
 >We are using at the moment the HTTP libraries from W3C for our product
called Vista Plug-n for IP Services.
 >This product 1.0 will be distributed worldwide during this spring (I
noticed on your web site, all procedures I have to put in place before
distributing the software).
 >Some customers ask us to include the HTTPS feature for the next version
 >We would like to use your  libwww-SSL library. 
 >Our R&D center is in France.
 >How could we get the library legally?
 >What are the legal rules to distribute your SSL library worldwide in our
product version 1.1?
 >If you dont have the answer, may you please tell me which person to

Given the new export policies we expect to remove the export control
associated with Libwww-SSL. However, since we are using MIT network services
to provide these controls (as they do with PGP), we will rely upon the
discretion of MIT network services and legal counsel to provide the official
all clear before removing the access control. We need to make sure we have
the policy down right -- for instance, the treatment of binaries may differ.

Consequently, I hope within the month Libwww-SSL source will be "officially"
globally accessible.

Joseph Reagle Jr.   
Policy Analyst           mailto:reagle@w3.org
XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
Received on Friday, 11 February 2000 13:49:15 UTC

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