OpenBSD Journal

RSA Encryption Algorithm now Public Domain

Contributed by Dengue on from the corporate-magnaminity dept.

RSA Security , noted for their stranglehold on domestic encryption algorithms, has released the RSA Encryption Algorithm to the public domain, two weeks in advance of the patent expiry (September 20th). RSA has of course issued a press release .

Does this mean I now longer have to pretend I live in Canada? .

To answer all the questions: Yes, the next release of OpenBSD will ship with full RSA libraries.

Be sure to take the quiz at RSA's site and win a free T-Shirt. Not so much for the shirt, but because for every shirt given away, they have to pay for the shirt and for the shipping. Remember kids, vote early and vote often.

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  1. By Matt Behrens () on

    I know they did this just to snub the New Years' Eve-style countdown party I was planning.


  2. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Can you make give a link to the tshirt page

  3. By Kart () on

    Does this mean I now longer have to pretend I live in Canada?

    ROFL! . . . good to hear that I'm the only "Canadian" who did that :)


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