Commercial use of GnuPG

Frank Tobin
Sun, 23 Jul 2000 22:23:20 -0500 (CDT)

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Hideki Saito, at 19:39 -0700 on Sun, 23 Jul 2000, wrote:

> While various resources indicating that GnuPG is not using any
> patented method, is that also mean that GnuPG can be used commercially
> (like in corporation environments) without legal conflicts?
Concerning restricted algorithms, GnuPG does not use any, so those are not an issue. The GNU General Public License, which GnuPG is under, has no restrictions on the actual use; I quote section 0 of the GPL: "Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act of running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program). Whether that is true depends on what the Program does." - -- Frank Tobin -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.2 (FreeBSD) Comment: pgpenvelope 2.8.11 - iEYEARECAAYFAjl7tr4ACgkQVv/RCiYMT6NuRACgkVXh8przch+cd9aY0Ob2UILf V+sAn3odmWTZa2oigxaCa4PUD8zON/Vi =Ofyv -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----