1994-06-06 - Re: Sternlight & PGP

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From: jktaber@netcom.com (John K. Taber)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 108349e63824db42e5f56d33885bd7ab4e6458f515486ea6c4f32f66a5eb12ab
Message ID: <199406062329.SAA19494@netcom.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-06-06 23:29:15 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 6 Jun 94 16:29:15 PDT

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From: jktaber@netcom.com (John K. Taber)
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 94 16:29:15 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Sternlight & PGP
Message-ID: <199406062329.SAA19494@netcom.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
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I would like clarification on Sternlight's contention that PGP violates
RSA's patents.  My understanding is that PGP < 2.4 does not so long as
its use was private and non-commercial.  

In other words, isn't the patent issue a fabrication of Sternlight to
attack PGP?

Or did he really have a point?