Re: Questions about libntru license/ntru patent status
25.02.2016, 15:30, "Walter Landry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Tor would have to provide source with their binaries, which is
> something that they already do. The code that the Tor project writes
> could still be BSD licensed. So if someone wants to make a pure BSD
> version, all they would have to do is take out the NTRU parts.
So in particular, if the Tor Project wanted to make a pure BSD version, they would have to take out the NTRU parts. But I don't the Tor project wants that because then you'd have NTRU Tor clients and non-NTRU ones, the latter not being able to talk to the NTRU-enabled clients.
Another way for Tor to deal with the patent problem is to not implement NTRU until the NTRU patent expires in Aug 2017.
> As I understand it, the GPL'd NTRU implementation is distributed by
> the patent holders. The GPL implicitly grants a patent license. The
> BSD licensed version does not have this patent license.
OK, that makes sense.