RSA support

Florian Weimer
30 Oct 2000 19:20:08 +0100

Werner Koch <> writes:

> That is not true - read the stuff Ascom has to say about it in the
> idea.c module and elesewhere. The gratis usage of IDEA is very
> limited - according to some discussons a few years ago, you are even
> not allowed to use this for private tasks on a box which you also
> use for business stuff. And the "or" in you list of usage patterns
> should be replaced by "and".
Even in a not-so-non-commercial university environment, you can get a license without paying any money (but YMMV). I'm rather happy that GnuPG doesn't include IDEA because this makes sharing the software easier.
> However, the main reason why we can't put IDEA into a GPLed
> program is that it would violates the GPL (cf. section 7).
Well, the Linux kernel now contains code which may only be used together with certain devices because of software patents. :-/ -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to