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Re: RSA md5

From: Alain Magloire
Subject: Re: RSA md5
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 11:46:17 -0400 (EDT)

> 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
> GPL or LGPL.

Ok.  I did not read the license very carefully.

> 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.
>  *

We want this one.  If the FSF changes the md5-fsf, we could change later.

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