[gnutls-dev] Fedora gnutls-1.0.20-5.src.rpm

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Tue Jan 25 20:55:39 CET 2005

On Tuesday 25 January 2005 20:09, you wrote:

> > According to SRP's author, the only patent of SRP is the one of
> > Stanford's, and this is available royalty free. Nobody else have claimed
> > patents on SRP. The only statements i've seen are of the kind "we may
> > hold a patent on SRP" by companies holding patents on competitive
> > technologies. In my opinion their patents affect SRP the same way the MP3
> > patent affects OGG. It would be a shame to drop SRP support, especially
> > when nobody has actually claimed to hold a patent affecting SRP.
> Patent tainting is a Red Hat risk, not a gnutls risk. Red Hat lawyer's
> often have trouble understanding three letter acronyms, and are
> conservative, as they should be.
> *Please* don't remove SRP from gnutls.

We will not drop SRP support, my comment refered to redhat. 
Moreover the SRP functionality was transfered to the main library for the next

> 73 de Jeff

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos

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