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Re: comments on PGP *5*

On Tue, Sep 15, 1998 at 02:13:47PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Hi,
> >>"Joseph" == Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@earthlink.net> writes:
>  >> Thanks for the heads up. What about patent and licensing
>  >> issue? Is there a Debian package of 5.X that is legal to use in the
>  >> US (being linked with rsaref, for example)?
>  Joseph> No.  Do you really, genuinely, honestly care if there is a
>  Joseph> RSAREF version?  
> 	This thread started with the pros and cons of installing
>  PGP5. The pro's are beginning to look promising, especially since all
>  the keys that seem to come from the keyservers are pgp 5.0
> 	Now, if pgp5.0 aint so bad, I was wondering of there is a US
>  legal version for me to play with, as apparently one can install both
>  versions simultaneously.

I have been wondering about this...since I don't know much about patents
in General...
is a non-RSAREF version illegal in the US? I really mean illegal to USE
(I know that distributing it would NOT be legal because of RSAs
patent and how they licence RSAREF) but could one download the
international version from outside and legally USE it 
(of course with identical output who is to say anyway?)

> 	Yes, I guess I am interested in a RSAREF version, even if I
>  have to build on myself. 
> 	Why should I not be?

Well if memory serves (It has been a while) it is slower than the 
alternatives. though....I like the RSAREF library...very nice portable C...
works great. 

Much more pleasing code than the PGP source code....


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