Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] Re: RSA releases algorithm into public domain
From: Gilles Detillieux (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 11:30:45 PDT
According to Geoff Hutchison:
> This is only slightly on-topic. Today RSA released the algorithm into the
> public domain.
> What does this mean? It means we can incorporate HTTPS code more directly
> without patent issues! So if someone would like to package the patches to
> htdig-3.1.4 into a Transport class, we'll be set for HTTPS natively in
> (Then if we had FTP, we'd have native protocols for almost anyone.)
Are you certain that US export restrictions are no longer a problem?
My understanding was that restrictions were relaxed, but not entirely
removed. Are they relaxed enough to allow publishing RSA decryption
code in a package that can be downloaded anywhere in the world?
-- Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <email@example.com> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766 Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930
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