GnuPG 1.0.4-1 + IDEA for Windows

Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
18 Dec 2000 19:17:07 +0100

Werner Koch <> writes:

> On Mon, 18 Dec 2000, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > There is neither a court judgment or allegation of patent
> > infringement. Things may change quite rapidly as soon as he gets a
> See the comments in idea.c - Ascom explicitly says that you have to
> acquire a license for nearly all kings of usage.
Well, we were told a slightly different story when we asked them a few years ago (see YMMV.
> > patents--is common practice (even the FSF does it, see the networking
> > code in GNU libc, and GnuPG's crypto algorithms except Rijndael are
> Patented networking code in libc? I don't know of any patent and I
> have never heard that someone claims that libc uses a patent them.
The concept of standard network byte order, as it is used in the Internet protocols and provided by htonl() and friends, is patented.
> There are no patents on any GnuPG crypto code which are not allowed
> by the GPL. In fact that was the reason GnuPG has been written.
What about the Schnoor patent and DSA? And the two Hitachi patents? -- Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE University of Stuttgart RUS-CERT +49-711-685-5973/fax +49-711-685-5898 -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to