• Subject: RE: PGP for the 400
  • From: Don <dr2@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 16:03:58 -0500 (EST)



Tim,

I may get corrected here, but I think their patent expired on the
algorithm...which means it's public domain and I think they put it in the
public domain a few weeks before expiration just to get the extra press...

did I miss somethign here? 

Don in DC

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On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Tim McCarthy wrote:

> Who said it was public domain? To use PGP for commercial purposes (and
> it would be hard to show how using it on an AS/400 was NOT a commercial
> use) you have to obtain a license from Network Associates. GPG is a
> different story although you won't be able to use the IDEA algorithm
> without a license from Ascom.  
> 
> > I was kinda hoping Sloan would add it to the TOOLs....:)
> > 
> > Since it's public domain now I'd besurprised if it didn't showup
> > somewhere
> > really soon...:)
> > 
> > Don in DC
> > 
> > -----
> > 
> > On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Carl Galgano wrote:
> > 
> > > I looked through the archives for this.  Has anyone done an AS400
> > port for
> > > PGP?  Anyone willing to share?
> > > cjg
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Carl J. Galgano
> > > EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
> > > 540 Powder Springs Street, Suite C19
> > > Marietta, GA  30064
> > > (770) 422-2995 - voice
> > > (419) 730-8212 - fax
> > > mailto:cgalgano@ediconsulting.com
> > > http://www.ediconsulting.com
> > > AS400 EDI, Networking, E-Commerce and Communications Consulting and
> > > Implementation
> > > http://www.icecreamovernight.com
> > > Premium Ice Cream Brands shipped Overnight
> > > 
> > > "You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know" - rw
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