Re: pgp in Debian: obsolete?
Quoting Florian Weimer (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> * Henrique de Moraes Holschuh:
> >> Why non-free? The code is available under a DFSG-free copyright
> >> license.
> > The one I have here isn't, but if you have one that is entirely DFSG-free,
> > that's much better.
> An older version is available from:
(Hey, that's my living room. ;-> )
Although idea.c copyright holder Werner Koch licenses his copyright
under BSD terms, the header details Ascom AG's patent licence terms
(free of charge for non-commercial use). As others have said, it's
solely the patent that's the problem -- but that patent makes the
code non-free in all countries where the patent still has force:
I'm pretty sure that's just about everywhere.
Patent expires in 2011, by the way. (Possibly a bit later in some
places. There were filings in at least the USA, European Patent Office,
and Japan, to my knowledge.)