[openssl-users] ECC ciphers in OpenSSL and Citricom Patent/License terms

Jakob Bohm jb-openssl at wisemo.com
Thu Dec 7 13:41:03 UTC 2017

On 07/12/2017 13:39, Salz, Rich via openssl-users wrote:
> README.ECC has never been part of 1.0.2 and is always part of the the 1.1.0 tarballs; do you have evidence otherwise?
> I don’t think the team is going to answer any questions beyond what is already in the distrubtuion and website except to say that the license is NOT limited to the FIPS releases.
The OP claimed the file was only in the FIPS tarballs, and not in the
OpenSSL tarballs.  My questions were based on that.

And I would still say that "consult a lawyer" is a useless answer,
especially as most OpenSSL users will be in the same legal situation,
and lawyers opinions on patent matters are frequently found by courts
to be wrong anyway.

Saying "in the distribution and website" is also quite vague and
thus another example of a non-answer.


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