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Re: Not-so-mass bug filing for the patented IDEA algorithm

Hi Florian!

You wrote:

> I plan to file a couple of bugs (not too many, probably a dozen) on
> packages which contain implementations of the patented IDEA algorithm
> -- because the presence of that code makes them non-free.  As far as I
> know, no program in Debian actually uses this code, it's just
> inherited from upstream libraries.

How does using the algorithm make the code non-free?  


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