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.