rsa 1024 bit?

Johan Wevers
Wed, 30 Aug 2000 21:40:27 +0200 (MET DST)

Jean-Francois wrote:

> Yes but you should buy a license to use this part of the code, becasue
> IDEA is patented.
Not that I care much about such patents, but I thought that software patents are not possible in Europe. I recently signed an on-line petition against a proposal from the EU that would make them possible. Can someone with more juridical knowledge than I have please explain how it is possible to patent IDEA in Europe? Werner Koch wrote:
>I never forget IDEA. But using the module available from the FTP
>server would infringe on the patent in most countries. Therefore it
>is not usable for most folks.
I really doubt most folks care. -- ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site: // PGP/GPG public keys at -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to