• Subject: RE: PGP for the 400
  • From: Tim McCarthy <timm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 16:51:38 -0500

You're thinking of the RSA algorithms for signing and encrypting. These
are now public domain but the IDEA encryption algorithm and the PGP
source code are the property of Ascom and NAI respectively. These aren't
public domain. 


TrailBlazer Systems, Inc.
http://www.as400ftp.com
AS/400 Communications & E-Commerce Solutions

Chaos, panic and disorder...my work here is done.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Don [SMTP:dr2@cssas400.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 4:04 PM
> To:   'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject:      RE: PGP for the 400
> 
> 
> 
> 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
> 
> ----
> 
> 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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