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Re: PGP 2.6 is dangerous in the long term ?

On Wed, 25 May 1994, Lefty wrote:

> >What if (the cypherpunk community) comes out with a secure program that 
> >doesn't rely on RSAREF?  Can it be done?  
> Bizdos and gang will _still_ hold the patent on RSA-style public key
> encryption.  What you're suggesting is, in essence, exactly what Phil
> Zimmerman did with PGP 1.0.

Ah, ok.  I wasn't sure if the patent covered just the use of the 
algorithm or also the use of public-key-like systems.  As I said, I am 
most likely completely wrong :-)

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