public key cryptography

Artur Grabowski <>
Fri Apr 30 01:44:43 CEST 1999


lyn <> writes:

> Does anyone know where to find a freely available implementation of
> a pkc library (C is fine), suitable for such an application?

ftp.funet.fi:/pub/crypt is always a good place to look.

> Could I distribute that library along with my application (I am a US
> citizen in the US)?

You can distribute it as much as you want in the US and Canada. But nowhere
else.

> If not, is the best approach to simply distribute my application
> separate from the crypto library, then have users download the library
> and do a "make crypt-bindings" which compiles the necessary erlang-C
> glue?  This would make it legal to distribute my (secure) application,
> right?

No. The law stops you not only from distributing crypto. But also code
that uses crypto or has hooks for crypto.

//art



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