Mark H. Wood
Mon, 17 Apr 2000 08:28:29 -0500 (EST)
On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, L. Sassaman wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, Frank Tobin wrote:
> > RSA and IDEA are not supported by default in GnuPG because they are not
> > free algorithms. These are SHOULD's in the OpenPGP specifiction. RSA
> > will likely be supported when the patent runs out this fall. IDEA's
> > patent does not run out for several years.
> Not following SHOULDs, unless there is a very good reason, is bad.
Wishing not to go to jail for using patented algorithms without a license
is a very good reason, IMHO.
Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood@IUPUI.Edu
"Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!"
-- Marvin Martian, 01/01/2000 00:00:00