On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM, Tom Callaway wrote:
On 10/19/2011 07:52 PM, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 12:44 AM, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 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
>> May 2011.
>> Could you please check this?
>> When is it possible to have the IDEA in Fedora?
> I was wondering if somebody had a chance to investigate this problem
> but then forgot to reply to the thread due to the time spent on
> celebrations of finding the solution.
This issue is under review.
Hi, is there any update? We now passed the most conservative possible
expiration date listed in wikipedia (2012-01-07). Can we consider this