Detecting PGP 2.6.x keys

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Sep 20 03:52:05 CEST 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 12:31:09AM +0200, Johan Wevers wrote:
> David Shaw wrote:
> >IDEA is patented in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands,
> >Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Japan, and the USA.
> That's strange, since you can't patent algorithms in The Netherlands
> unless they are part of a physical device, in which case the whole device
> is patented. I can only assume that noone even questioned that patent
> because noone here was ever sued for using IDEA.

I don't know.  I got the patent list from

I assume they are claiming something that is true, but I'm certainly
not a patent lawyer.  The FAQ on that site is interesting though.
It's a little misleading with regards to GnuPG.

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