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Re: PGP 2.5 Beta Release Over, PGP 2.6 to be released next week

Jeffrey I. Schiller scribbles:

> In order  to   fully protect  RSADSI's intellectual  property  rights in
> public-key technology, PGP 2.6 will be designed so  that the messages it
> creates after September 1,  1994 will be  unreadable by earlier versions
> of PGP that infringe patents licensed exclusively to Public Key Partners
> by MIT and Stanford University. PGP 2.6 will continue to be able to read
> messages generated by those earlier versions.

So how long do you think it'll take after the release of 2.6 for
patches that disable this "feature" to come out?

And what about ViaCrypt's PGP 2.4?