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

Thijs Kinkhorst thijs at debian.org
Sat Dec 27 11:05:05 UTC 2008

severity 509853 wishlist

Hi Robert,

On Saturday 27 December 2008 01:12, Robert Millan wrote:
> The description says that IDEA is "patented worldwide", but this is not
> legaly possible given that in most jurisdictions algorithms are not
> patentable.

Natural language can be open to multiple interpretations, and for 'worldwide' 
to mean 'in each and every jurisdiction in the world' is just one of several 
possible ones. Perhaps you can suggest something that in your view more 
accurately describes the IDEA situation and is less open to confusion?

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