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Re: RSA Patent Expired
From: "Gary E. Miller" <gem () rellim com>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 09:39:03 -0700 (PDT)

Yo Bill!

Better read the press release again.  No CODE was released by RSA, 
only the ALGORITHM was released.  Bsafe and RSAREF are still
copyrighted and owned by RSA.  They still intend to defend
that ownership.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 20340 Empire Ave, Suite E-3, Bend, OR 97701
        gem () rellim com  Tel:+1(541)382-8588 Fax: +1(541)382-8676

On Tue, 3 Oct 2000, Bill Fumerola wrote:

On Tue, Oct 03, 2000 at 09:08:10AM +0200, Hendrik Visage wrote:

It does allow operating systems to ship with sshd enabled by
default[1] without having to worry about violating patents.

Then there are OpenSSH ;^) http://www.openssh.com
which doesn't contain ANY patented/copyrighted algorithms 

OpenSSH uses RSA for ssh1, so it too benefited greatly
from RSA's release of the code into the public domain.

Bill Fumerola - Network Architect, BOFH / Chimes, Inc.
                billf () chimesnet com / billf () FreeBSD org

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