[PATCH] RSA RC4
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 12:37:00 +0100
Simon Josefsson <email@example.com> writes:
>>> I don't think that RSA will blame the libgcrypt developers for using
>>> the name RC4.
>> It's their trademark, so they have every right to do so.
> Libgcrypt might call it "a RC4 implementation", which at least
> according to <http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards_5.html> would be
In this case, I'm not sure. RC4 is probably still considered a trade
secret by RSA (the company), and I don't think you can easily claim
that your code implements RC4.
Of course, in the meantime, RSA indirectly admitted that the code
which was posted to Usenet a couple of years ago. Recently, Papers
started talking about "the RC4 algorithm" instead of "the alleged RC4
algorithm", but I don't think much has changed, at least formally.