On May 16, Adam Shostack wrote
> RSA is an algorithim that is patented. That patent will
> expire in 2000.
Actually RSA Inc. would like to see the Patent to be extended to every
Public Key Crypto Algorithm.
The Patent on the Algorithm is not valid in most european Countries. We are
free to use RSA. Of course the Copyright on RSAREF IS valid, therefore you
have to use other implementations outside of the USA.
(OO) -- Bernd_Eckenfels @
( .. ) ecki @
o--o *plush* 2048/93600EFD eckes @
irc +4972573817 BE5-RIPE
(O____O) If privacy is outlawed only Outlaws have privacy