Re: RSA Released Into The Public Domain
On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 09:38:10AM -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> `The RSA algorithm was released into the public domain today
> (September 6th, 2000). This is in advance of their US patent
> expiring on the 20th.'
> So some stuff can get moved from non-US/main into main proper?
I think it's more likely to mean that packages like gpg-rsa, pgp-i,
rsaref, and rsaref2 may be able to move into non-US/main if their
licences are otherwise DFSG-free (as the US
government still has some restrictions on exporting cryptography).
Happy day, though.
Colin Watson <email@example.com>
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