Detecting PGP 2.6.x keys

Bernhard Walle Bernhard.Walle at
Mon Sep 20 10:59:55 CEST 2004

* Johan Wevers <johanw at> [2004-09-20 00:31]:
> 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.

same in Germany, the reason is following: IDEA is patended in
Switzerland as European patent, so it's valid in Germany and the
Netherlands, too.


Es gibt viel zu tun - schnell weg!
	-- Peter E. Schumacher
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