[Openswan dev] Re: [design] VPN Consortium

mcr at xelerance.com mcr at xelerance.com
Thu Jan 29 16:46:31 CET 2004


>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Richardson <mcr at sandelman.ottawa.on.ca> writes:
    by> there's any reason why freeswan and its flavors (open and super)
    by> aren't in www.vpnc.org?

    Michael> Xelerance would like to develope a funding model by which
    Michael> Openswan acquire's VPNC certification for openswan.

    Michael> There are some contractual questions to work out - such as, who
    Michael> can use the VPNC certification logo once certification is
    Michael> achieved.

  We have been told that we will not be able to "delegate" the logo in any
way. There are two ways that we can do things:

     1) Xelerance takes Openswan to VPNC and tests it in some default
	configuration. We can use the logo, and distros/vendors can 
	point to our page, but can not use it in their marketing literature.

     2) Xelerance (or anyone else) can offer to provide technical support
	for any vendor/distro that wants to take Openswan to VPNC.

  Note that VPNC does the testing, not us.

  Clearly if #1 has been done, the likely hood of #2 being hard to do 
is very low. However, it is often the case that a distro/vendor puts some
kind of UI on the code that limits the ability for the code to pass.

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