We explicitly exclude the "International Data Encryption Algorithm"
(IDEA) in a few Fedora packages (bouncycastle, opengpg, ?) due to its
patent issues. Recently it occurred to me that this patent  may
actually have been expired by now. There is some debate in the
wikipedia's discussion page about this topic . From what I
understand, the general perception is that the US patent expired in
Could you please check this?
When is it possible to have the IDEA in Fedora?