From: tim werner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Message ID: <9507180107.AA03586@mondo.ab.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1995-07-18 01:10:02 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 17 Jul 95 18:10:02 PDT
From: tim werner <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 17 Jul 95 18:10:02 PDT To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Is it legal for commercial companies to use PGP? Message-ID: <9507180107.AA03586@mondo.ab.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain >Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 16:15:10 -0400 >From: tim werner <email@example.com> >... I was talking to one of the sys admins at >A-B, and he said that we weren't allowed to use PGP to encrypt our mail, >because Viacrypt owned the commercial rights. I should have mentioned that I have no problem with people trying to make money. However, it turns out that ViaCrypt is not selling site-licenses, or even floating licenses, so they actually want to sell a separate copy for every user that will use it. As it happens, the aforementioned sys admin had purchased 5 licenses, to take care of the 2 users he already knew about, and figuring that there would probably be a couple more wanting to jump on the bandwagon. He offered to let me use one of the licenses, but there's no way I can go and tell my users "we have PGP", if I can't tell everyone that they can do it. And, there's no way I can see convincing my boss that we need that many copies of ViaCrypt, just so everyone in my department can encrypt their email traffic. Of course, I realize that none of the above changes the legality. thanks, tw -- Well, Bust My Britches! Eggs Almondine and a Bottle of Beaujolais!