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Re: [Markus.Kuhn@cl.cam.ac.uk: Re: OTPW]

Le mercredi 14 mars 2007 21:49, Matthew Johnson a écrit :
> Is this enough confermation?

No, I fear no..
If I look at the header at file rmd160.c, I get:
 *      FILE:     rmd160.c
 *      CONTENTS: A sample C-implementation of the RIPEMD-160
 *                hash-function.
 *      TARGET:   any computer with an ANSI C compiler
 *      AUTHOR:   Antoon Bosselaers, ESAT-COSIC
 *      DATE:     1 March 1996
 *      VERSION:  1.0
 *      Copyright (c) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
 *      1996, All Rights Reserved

Nowhere in this header I can find anything granting right to modify the code.
Furthermore, permission to include the code is not permission to modify it nor 
sell it in another software.
For more information, you better read the debian free software guidelines 
which defines what is required for a software to be free for debian, see:

In this precise case, we still don't know wether this part of the software 
feets those needs.. In case it does not, we'll have then to consider 
uploading to non-free if it is possible with licence (distribution, not even 
mentioned above..)

Sorry to insist on that but this is very important for debian to remain free..


> ----- Forwarded message from Markus Kuhn <Markus.Kuhn@cl.cam.ac.uk> -----
> To: Matthew Johnson <matthew.johnson@cl.cam.ac.uk>
> Subject: Re: OTPW
> From: Markus Kuhn <matthew.johnson@cl.cam.ac.uk>
> It says GPL on
>   http://freshmeat.net/projects/otpw/
> so must be true ... ;-) That was the intention anyway. I've also
> received permission from one of the rmd160 authors to include their
> code:
>   Subject: Re: Using rmd160.[ch]
>   From: Antoon Bosselaers <Antoon.Bosselaers@esat.kuleuven.ac.be>
>   Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 16:59:15 +0100 (MET)
> By the way, the lab actually uses
>   http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/download/otpw-snapshot.tar.gz
> instead of 1.3. Sadly I forgot what the difference was, but probably
> nothing critical (some special wish by Piete Brooks). Hope to have time
> one day to implement the long wishlist that has piled up in ~/w/otpw/
> TODO and then finally release a 1.4.

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Chanting to Jah holy nation

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