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Re: ITP: gpg-rsaref

On Mon, 5 Jul 1999, Edward Betts wrote:

> On debian-devel, Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ualberta.ca> wrote:
> > > I'm virtually certain this is already packaged as gpg-rsa.  Or am I
> > > missing something?
> > 
> > The gpg-rsa module does not use RSAREF which makes it illegal to use in
> > the US.
> What is so special about RSAREF? Does it have built in key escrow? What is
> wrong with people using their own code?

It is the license set by the RSA people who on the patent. The RSAREF
library enforces the use of certain constructs and limits key size, I
imagine the rational was to force the RSA encryption formats upon the


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