IDEA licence (was: Timing test of GnuPG and old PGP )
Holger.Sesterhenn at smgwtest.aachen.utimaco.de
Thu Nov 13 09:41:38 CET 2003
> This brings up an interesting question (at least to me). PGP carries the
> symmetric cipher type with the public key. Switching from PGP to GnuPG
> while maintaining transparency to the recipient would seemingly require IDEA
> for those who have specified it. Being in the USA, this would presumably
> require a license? Are licenses available?
Try www.mediacrypt.com. There is a FAQ about IDEA.
You can avoid using IDEA because most of the current OpenPGP compliant
implementations can handle 3DES or CAST as a symmetric cypher.
If you import your keys from PGP to GnuPG, you should remove IDEA from the
preferences and update your key on the public keyservers, if necessary.
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