Sun, 9 Jan 2000 23:39:23 +0100 (MET)
You, Duncan Watson, wrote:
> I was browsing around and found a reference on adding support to gpg
> for IDEA and RSA. It pointed to some c files in contrib but there
> were no real instructions on what to do with them.
Read the source. Below the legal stuff it says:
/* How to compile:
gcc -Wall -O2 -shared -fPIC -o idea idea.c
and place the resulting executables in the gnupg dir. Then add to your
and you're done.
> I have been trying to find out the licensing issues for using these
> patented algorithms
Sorry, details like these bothered me never enough to find that info.
I believe that some institute think they can patent IDEA (RSA is only
patented in the USA anyway) but I doubt that patent is valid in my
country (The Netherlands) anyway.
ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site:
email@example.com // http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/index.html
PGP public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html