J Horacio MG
Sat, 25 Sep 1999 16:51:21 +0200
El vie, 24 de sep de 1999, a las 11:12:38 +0000, Karsten Patzwaldt dijo:
> On Fri, Sep 24, 1999 at 04:03:10PM +0200, J Horacio MG wrote:
> > > > I remember having read that the US patent on RSA will expire next
> > > > year. Does anyone have hard facts about that?
> > >
> > > 2000-09-20
> > As far as GnuPG goes, does this mean that it there will be a full
> > implementation of RSA in a year time?
> What do you mean by 'full implementation'? There are the modules, rsa.c,
> idea.c, 3des.c, ..., that you can use. And these will be free after this
> date, I assume.
I mean as an integral part of the system distribution. If the problem
with these algorithms is just around the patent issue, after this has
expired there should be no reason for keeping the modules aside from the
And no, I'm not asking whether GnuPG will ever support RSA keys
generation, as I know this will *never* happen.
Valencia - ESPAŅA