OpenSSH could be faster...then why don't they path it??

David Brodbeck gull at
Mon Feb 7 19:12:50 UTC 2011

On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 5:42 AM, Bill Moran <wmoran at> wrote:
> Also, I'm having trouble understanding how people like that get grants
> to do work like that.  On the one hand, they obviously know enough about
> cryptography to make improvements.  On the other hand, they can't seem
> to get a grip on the fact that the code will need to have a license
> before anyone can grab it and incorporate it.  I can't find anywhere on
> that page where it tells me what terms I am allowed to use those patches
> under.

This seems to be a big problem with academia in general.  I almost
never see a piece of code associated with a research paper that has a
coherent license attached to it.  Often there's no license at all.  I
don't know if this is ignorance or if there are bureaucratic hurdles
at work here.  It's possible it's the latter, since universities often
want to profit off of licensing the research that's done on their

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