David K. Trudgett
Fri Sep 14 03:59:01 2001

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On Friday 2001-09-14 at 09:27:34 +1000, David K. Trudgett wrote:

> On Thursday 2001-09-13 at 10:12:09 +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> > On Thu, 13 Sep 2001 08:45:51 +0200, disastry said:
> >=20
> > > it is in .dk not in .org:
> > >
> >=20
> > Sorry, my fault. I corrected the README.idea
> No problem. I've got the files now. I'll let you know how I go with
> it (well, at least if I have any further problems!).
I do have a further problem. The signature is from an unknown key and therefore cannot be verified. The signature is not made by the official=20 GnuPG key, and worse, there is no indication in the file as to which key it is supposed to have been signed by. *What's going on here, guys?* This is plainly not acceptable. The copyright notice is in the name of Werner Koch (dd9jn), which should have been signed by that key=20 (Werner Koch (gnupg sig) <>), but is not. Another question I have, is with the veracity of this claim, made in the idea.c file: * DUE TO PATENT CLAIMS THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE SOFTWARE IS NOT * ALLOWED IN * THESE COUNTRIES:=20 * AUSTRIA, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, JAPAN, THE NETHERLANDS,=20 * SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, THE UK AND THE US. If IDEA is free for non-commercial use, how can its *distribution* not be allowed because of patent claims??? This does not make any sense at all. How was it that PGP could be legally distributed with IDEA in the first place? Answer: *it was not illegal to do so*. Can somebody please explain to the unenlightened? :-) Thanks. David Trudgett --fWddYNRDgTk9wQGZ Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: 2.6.3ia iQCVAgUBO6FjzKQMiROUOqeNAQFUwAP/W8bXKNRDlVc2zce9JRc24BzK9/EZ+Gmr kzuk0zAHDYN23P8h4owjvUiIN0sleoA6eGDEYsnTIbrBb16QauCTOY5nU0VQvSYX FBN7Kg5M0rE1w1JqoVHZLdr9yYgcDb1z4DSlqNwl/Bs48DClE5Vg9lQceORcjUVk KsJT72lox3c= =kaJr -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --fWddYNRDgTk9wQGZ--