Re: RSA Released Into The Public Domain
Colin Watson wrote:
> I 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.'
> > http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/09/06/1252204&mode=thread
> > 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).
Hmmm, okay, sorry. (I thought some of this US-patent-encumbered
was in non-US because we felt it was free elsewhere, but now I
see pgp-i is in fact in non-US/non-free).
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