GnuPG 1.4.13 released

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Dec 21 12:18:11 CET 2012

On Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:56, johanw at said:

> Indeed. Is the IDEA patent expired or so, that this algorithm is now
> included?

 * Patents on IDEA have expired:
 *   Europe: EP0482154 on 2011-05-16,
 *   Japan:  JP3225440 on 2011-05-16,
 *   U.S.:   5,214,703 on 2012-01-07.

IDEA is now included to get rid of all the questions from folks either
trying to decrypt old data or migrating keys from PGP to GnuPG.  It is
more or less a read-only algorithm, in that it won't go into the key
preferences of new keys by default.



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