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

On Apr 10, Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> 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.
Is there actually a patent violation if the code is not used?


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