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Some patents have expired but still openssl package does not support them.

Reported by BWET_AC on 2010-06-24
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: openssl

Is it possible to recompile openssl and libssl with enable-IDEA enable-mdc2 and enable-camellia

because:

In http://www.openssl.org/support/faq.html:

FYI: Patent numbers and expiry dates of US patents: MDC-2: 4,908,861 13/03/2007 IDEA: 5,214,703 25/05/2010 RC5: 5,724,428 03/03/2015

therefore:

mdc-2 and IDEA patents expired.

Additionally the cipher "Camellia":

Royalty Free ===> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camellia_(cipher)

NTT and Mitsubishi have patents and pending patents on the Camellia
 algorithm, but allow use at no charge without requiring an explicit
 licensing agreement: http://info.isl.ntt.co.jp/crypt/eng/info/chiteki.html

In Fedora 13 "Camellia" is enable in default openssl package.

BWET_AC (drakul55) on 2010-06-24
description: updated
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in openssl (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Maarten Bezemer (veger) wrote :

Camellia is also enabled in up-to-date Ubuntu packages, the list of ciphers show:
 camellia-128-cbc
 camellia-128-ecb
 camellia-192-cbc
 camellia-192-ecb
 camellia-256-cbc
 camellia-256-ecb

The other two still seems to be disabled...?

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