Subject: Re: openssl and IDEA
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/08/2002 00:25:10
>Doing what you propose would make it impossible to hook in IDEA at all.
>BTW, AFAIK IDEA patent is noncommercial only. If the site below
>is using IDEA, they break law (unless they bought commercial licence,
>that is).

	the problem is that we have not enough knob for controlling
	the use of IDEA.
	- first of all, normal NetBSD distribution must not include IDEA.
	- if IDEA is disabled, it shouldn't be included in SSL negotiation
	  (this is the point Sverre is making)
	- if IDEA is enabled, it should be included in SSL negotiation and such
	  (linking libcrypto_idea is not a perfect solution, due to symbol
	  resolution from within libcrypto won't refer libcrypto_idea)

	we need more magic here to properly support IDEA, however, i think it
	does not worth a effort.  i intend to drop libcrypto_{idea,rc5}.
	do anyone disagree?