ASN.1 compilers; request

Francois Menard fm-listproc at
Wed Apr 28 18:35:06 EDT 1999

> 2)Are there known problems with some products that implementors should be
> warned
> about?

I think that the implementors guide should also outline the licensing
contitions currently imposed by the ASN.1 compilor vendors.  At this time,
some of the vendors sell the ASN.1 code like a virtual machine, and impose
very restrictive licensing conditions, i.e. the source code of the
encoder/decoder engine is never licensed unless an astronomical amount of
money is paid.

It would also be worthwhile to note that the OpenH323 project includes free
"ASN.1 PER for H.323" C++ source code that is made available in the public


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