[Kooler] Re: Setting up PGP on Linux
John H. Robinson, IV
jhriv at ucsd.edu
Tue Oct 12 08:12:48 PDT 1999
On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 03:05:56AM -0700, Chad K. Lewis wrote:
> "John H. Robinson, IV" wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 11, 1999 at 05:05:47PM -0700, Chad K. Lewis wrote:
> > >
> > > Live Free Or Die!
> > > 8*)
> > that's why i use the INTERNATIONAL version!
> According to my understanding, using the international versions within
> the US, violates the licencing conditions set forth by RSA.
yep. sure does.
RSA holds the patent that is enforceable only in the USofA. So, if you
get the International version, you are still required to compile it
against the rsalib that you get from RSA themselves. They are pretty
strict on their licensing.
But the whole RSA thing is still a mathematical function, which is a
law of nature, which is, by PTO standards, unpatentable. Which means
that the RSA patent (and, by extension, -ALL OTHER SOFTWARE PATENTS-)
Now if we could just convice Congress of that, millions of coders can
breath a sigh of releif, and get back to work.
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