SSL module

Martin Sjögren martin at
Fri Jul 6 08:52:20 CEST 2001

On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 11:18:06AM -0700, Erik Max Francis wrote:
> "Martin Sjögren" wrote:
> > The past few days I've been writing on a basic SSL module for Python,
> > written completely in C. Yep I'm getting paid to do it. ;)
> > It uses OpenSSL (of course?) and it's starting to take shape. Of
> > course
> > there are a multitude of things not finished, a lot of the OpenSSL API
> > that I haven't included. Let's put it this way, it's doing what we
> > (the
> > company I work for) need it to do. If someone wants to continue
> > working on
> > it I'll be just as glad. I might continue working on it in my spare
> > time
> > too.
> I sure hope that you have gotten written, explicit permission to release
> the code.  If you are getting paid to do it, then the job is work for
> hire, and you do not own the copyright, so it is not under your
> authority to release it publicly.
> Make sure you've cleared it with your company before you go any further.
> (If they have not already okayed it, it is unlikely that they would.)

I'm fully aware of that, but it was them, not me, who brought up the idea
to try getting the module into the python library. It shouldn't be a

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