[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#509853: description about IDEA is misleading on how patents work

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Sat Dec 27 00:12:23 UTC 2008

Package: gnupg
Version: 1.4.9-3
Severity: normal

The description says that IDEA is "patented worldwide", but this is not
legaly possible given that in most jurisdictions algorithms are not patentable.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-6-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ca_AD.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ca_AD.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnupg depends on:
ii  gpgv                   1.4.9-3           GNU privacy guard - signature veri
ii  libbz2-1.0             1.0.5-1           high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  libc6                  2.7-16            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libreadline5           5.2-3             GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libusb-0.1-4           2:0.1.12-13       userspace USB programming library
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gnupg recommends:
ii  libldap-2.4-2                 2.4.11-1   OpenLDAP libraries

Versions of packages gnupg suggests:
pn  gnupg-doc                     <none>     (no description available)
pn  libpcsclite1                  <none>     (no description available)
pn  xloadimage | imagemagick | eo <none>     (no description available)

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