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Re: Netscape 5 will be GPL'ed



Markus Kuhn wrote:
> root wrote on 1998-01-23 01:29 UTC:
>
>> [Press Releases]
>> http://www.netscape.com/newsref/pr/newsrelease558.html?cp=nws01flh1
>>
>> NETSCAPE ANNOUNCES PLANS TO MAKE NEXT-GENERATION COMMUNICATOR SOURCE
>> CODE AVAILABLE FREE ON THE NET
> 
> Excellent!
> 
> Finally mainstream software companies start to understand that security
> critical software has to be provided to the customer in full compilable
> source code to allow independent security evaluation.

Don't hold your breath.  We're still bound by US export regulations, so
we won't be able to export crypto-relevant source code.  We'll release what
we can, but you probably won't be satisfied.

Of course, there's always the option for some enterprising individuals
outside the US to replace the missing pieces.

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