GnuPG and RSA/IDEA extensions

Matthias Urlichs smurf at
Wed Feb 17 02:47:57 CET 1999


Dave Dykstra:
> The GPL prohibits distribution of non-free patented software, but not
> *hooks* to it.  U.S. people can obtain the patented RSAREF implementation
> themselves if GnuPG came with the hooks, like SSH does.
GnuPG comes with the hooks for a generic implementation.

Hacking the existing RSA code to call RSAREF instead of computing the stuff
for itself is left as an exercise to the reader -- since I'm outside the US
and couldn't care less anyway, _I_ am not going to do it.  ;-)

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