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

On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 09:09:23AM +0200, Florian Weimer 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.
> Are there any objections?

Just check that they _CONTAIN_ implementation, not just are able to link
some external library which implements IDEA. Just for precision and 
unuseful noise.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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