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Re: RSA md5

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: RSA md5
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 17:40:15 +0300

Alain wrote:
> The rationale:
> The FSF md5 is GPL, we wanted to allow any applications
> to be able to link with mailutils/mailbox/libmailbox.a
> without restrictions.

I understand that, but the RSA's license is not compatible with either

Jeff answered:
> Given that there's another public version, we should be able to ask

That's just what I wanted to say: there exists a public-domain
version of md5. It would be much better to use it instead. Just
in case, here's the snippet from its  header:

 * This code implements the MD5 message-digest algorithm.
 * The algorithm is due to Ron Rivest.  This code was
 * written by Colin Plumb in 1993, no copyright is claimed.
 * This code is in the public domain; do with it what you wish.


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