Re: [OFFTOPIC]Re: FW: Crypto

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 15:29:39 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
> > Since the patents have now expired for public/private key stuff held by
> > RSA, do you know if anyone ported a PKI to Linux open sourced with the
> Late september I thought

Actually, he's right, but probably not for the reason he thinks: the patent on public key cryptography itself (the Diffie-Hellmann patent) expired a few years ago. The patent on the widely-used RSA public key algorithm expires 7 weeks from now.

> > other crypto stuff? Is there a BSafe equivalent around now that you
> > know of? If so, I can get my NDS clone out the door on Linux.
> OpenSSL has a lot of that stuff

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