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Re: Questions about libntru license/ntru patent status

Zhu-Zhu Chin <zchin777@yandex.com> wrote:
> I'm no legal expert but Tor is BSD-licensed, so if you incorporated
> GPL'd code [1], all of Tor would have to switch to the GPL.

Tor itself would not have to switch.  Distributors would have to be
careful when distributing binaries, which is something that Tor may or
may not care about.

> If that is a problem, it might be a better idea to use the
> BSD-licensed implementation of NTRU [2] instead. It has the added
> benefit of being more efficient.

If it is faster, you could fold it into the official GPL-licensed
version and enjoy performance and patent protection.

Walter Landry

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