1993-09-20 - Re: meaningless rumor

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From: an5877@anon.penet.fi (deadbeat)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-09-20 14:26:08 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 20 Sep 93 07:26:08 PDT

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From: an5877@anon.penet.fi (deadbeat)
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 93 07:26:08 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: meaningless rumor
Message-ID: <9309201423.AA25630@anon.penet.fi>
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> Assuming that whoevever implemented PGP did not himself import the cipher, but
> based the implementation on the EUROCRYPT '90 paper that was 'imported'
> by Springer-Verlag, 

According to idea.c in the PGP sources:

 *      Algorithm developed by Xuejia Lai and James L. Massey, of ETH Zurich.
 *      This implementation modified and derived from original C code
 *      developed by Xuejia Lai.

Of course, idea.c and PGP as a whole have been substantially improved
by an international community; importing their warez may be as much of
an "offense" as importing IDEA.  (Certainly the prosecution of these
actions is equal in absurdity.)

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