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Re: SSL Implementation

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Wolfgang Roeckelein)
Thu Mar 2 03:25:35 1995

From: Wolfgang Roeckelein <wolfgang@wi.whu-koblenz.de>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 95 23:46:23 +0100
To: www-security@ns2.rutgers.edu
Errors-To: owner-www-security@ns2.rutgers.edu

From: John Hemming - Chief Executive MarketNet <johnhemming@mkn.co.uk>
>In the UK mathematical forumulae cannot be patented which
>I believe is the case in many other countries.  There is,
>therefore, no constraint in those countries given code that
>performs the optimised big number calculations.  

While this is not clear (see e.g. the LZW patent, which seems to be a valid  
European patent and notice also "For the patent "Method for Identifying  
Subscribers and for Generating and Verifying Electronic Signatures in a Data  
Exchange System" by Claus P. Schnorr (US patent number 4,995,082, filed  
23.02.90, granted 19.02.91) Mr Schnorr claims to have world-wide patent  
rights."), at least with the needed parts there are no problems, because 1) no  
european patent exists and 2) this work has been published a long time ago  
(making it no longer patentable in Europe IMHO).

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