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make sure that the crypto included in the kernel doesn't run into any of
the patents that are still active.
On Wed, 31 May 2000, Walter Hofmann wrote:
> Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 22:45:30 +0200
> From: Walter Hofmann <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Cryptography in the kernel (was: Re: Linux 2.5 / 2.6 TODO
> On Wed, 31 May 2000, Stuart Lynne wrote:
> > Having a patch to remove something an end user cannot have will not work.
> Just like a patch adding something.
> > The end user would still end up (briefly) having the illegal version.
> End users will not compile a kernel themselves anyway. The distribution
> they use will come with one supplied for them.
> > If we wish to support end users in countries that cannot import crypto
> > then they must have access to a tarball that does not have crypto.
> Indeed. Someone should make a crypto-free tarball for them.
> There is no point compromising the security of the majority of Linux
> users just because some countries have stupid laws. People in such
> countries will have do do one extra step if they care to stay legal.
> Thus the main kernel should contain cryptography.
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