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Re: Software using the RSA Data Security, Inc. implementation of MD5 algorithm.

On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 3:47 AM, Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> wrote:

> Can you suggest a means of searching for more occurrences of this bug
> (a non-free MD5 implementation in an otherwise-free work) in Debian?
> Hopefully one that is more automated than “manually trawl the source
> code”; it doesn't have to be perfect, but quickly finding more would be
> a good way to capitalise on this success.

Slightly easier than manually trawling source packages, but anyway:


source.debian.org is a planned service IIRC, maybe whoever sets it up
can be convinced to run LXR or fossology on it to help facilitate such

Anyway, Google "md5 public domain" is the best way to find a free and
GPL-compatible MD5 implementation. Whether or not it is the best
implementation (speed-wise, etc) is another matter.



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