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Date:      Tue, 14 Sep 1999 15:46:28 -0700
From:      "David Schwartz" <davids@webmaster.com>
To:        "Terry Lambert" <tlambert@primenet.com>, <jcwells@u.washington.edu>
Cc:        <chat@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: New bind not completely open source... why GPL is not always
Message-ID:  <000001beff02$fb800080$021d85d1@youwant.to>
In-Reply-To: <199909142218.PAA23085@usr09.primenet.com>

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> It is obvious to me that the reason for the license restriction
> is to obtain a special dispensation for RSA for the use of its
> US software patents and code licensed thereof in free software.

	I'm quite curious why they simply didn't use other algorithms (such as MD5,
DSS and DH) that are free from patent restrictions. As far as I know,
there's nothing you can do with the patented encryption algorithms that you
can't do without them.

	DS



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