[Announce] GnuPG's 10th birthday
aolsen at standard.com
Fri Dec 21 17:54:48 CET 2007
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There were other issues back in those days.
MIT was forced to use the RSAREF library which had a non free license. At first they used the RSAREF2 library, but then they were told to use the RSAREF1 library. (I diffed the two libraries and determined that the only difference was that RSAREF2 had fixed a number of buffer overflows and other security flaws. There were no added features.)
If I remember correctly, 2.5 had RSAREF2 and 2.6 had RSAREF1. One of the main reasons for the creation of the "International version" was the use of RSAREF. (Besides the security issues, it was pretty damn slow. In the days of the i386 people cared about speed.)
Now get off my lawn you young wippersnappers!
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From: gnupg-users-bounces at gnupg.org [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at gnupg.org] On Behalf Of Werner Koch
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 4:28 AM
To: Robert J. Hansen
Cc: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
Subject: Re: [Announce] GnuPG's 10th birthday
On Fri, 21 Dec 2007 07:49, rjh at sixdemonbag.org said:
> I seem to recall PGP 2.3 was distributed under the GNU GPL, but I
> believe that was the only version that had proper license provenance.
Right. However the documentation had a paragraph similiar to the one I quoted which contradicted the GPL. I can't remember the details anymore; its too long ago since I looked at it. It was a bit questionable at least.
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