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Re: [Long] A history of Netscape/MSIE problems
In case anyone's interested, I've finally found the source I used for the
claim that RC2/RC4 were exportable if the details were kept quiet:
"Details about them [RC2 and RC4] have not been published (including by
patenting) in order to maintain their special export status".
-- RSA FAQ, version 1.0, draft 1e, 14 September 1992, p.40.
This makes sense - the NSA wouldn't want the details published to stop non-US
non-crippled versions appearing, and I can't really imagine RSADSI volutarily
not patenting a new algorithm.