Dossy wrote:

>On 2002.05.21, Dennis Newbold <dennisn / pe.net> wrote:
>  
>
>>     I appreciate the pointer.  However, the developer's kit referred to
>>would cost $144.95, which is more than I want to pay on my own, and I'm
>>sure my boss would want to make sure I had explored all other possible
>>options before he would pop for it.  So, I guess I'd better start doing
>>that (Sigh...).
>>    
>>
>
>You can probably buy an old Simtel CD from the early 1990's or so for
>pennies today that should have the rz.c and sz.c source on it.  AFAIK,
>it was Public Domain.
>
>Omen Tech seems to have copyrighted their 3.0 product (the enhancements
>they made on top of ZMODEM).  However, the older products (ca. 1990's)
>should still be Public Domain, though.
>
>I am curious though:  what commercial product can't justify buying
>a $145 library?  I assume the product you're working on isn't going
>to be some kind of shrinkwrapped product.  Is there anything you can say
>without violating some signed NDA?
>
>Enjoy and good luck,
>
>-- Dossy
>
>  
>
I can't answer for him, but where I work anything that isn't in a 
"recognized language" (i.e., C, C++, Fortran, or MS-Something) needs a 
HUGE amount of justification before the company will spend so much as a 
dime.