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SubjectRe: Encrypted filesystem
> It's my understanding that the IDEA algorithm is copyrighted, but free to
> use for noncommercial applications. Is that right? That way, we probably
> couldn't include something like that in the kernel source tree.

You can't copyright an algorithm. IDEA is patented in certain countries
with arse backward legal systems. Before you do a lot of work have a look
at ssh and the algorithms it uses. Some of those are believed both strong
and patent free.

> Importing into the US is legal, I think. I could put up stuff on my FTP
> space.

From .de you are better uploading it into another EEC site (EEC single
market) as germany has some but not US scale export rules on crypto.


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