Subject: rsa is now public
To: None <,,>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/06/2000 14:06:17

   RSA Security Releases RSA Encryption Algorithm into Public Domain

   "c = me mod n" Made Available Two Weeks Early 

   BEDFORD, Mass., September 6, 2000 -- RSA Security Inc. (NASDAQ: RSAS)
   today announced it has released the RSA public key encryption
   algorithm into the public domain, allowing anyone to create products
   that incorporate their own implementation of the algorithm. This means
   that RSA Security has waived its rights to enforce the patent for any
   development activities that include the RSA algorithm occurring after
   September 6, 2000.


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