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

Bug #597984 reported by BWET_AC on 2010-06-24
This bug affects 4 people
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openssl (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: openssl

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



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


mdc-2 and IDEA patents expired.

Additionally the cipher "Camellia":

Royalty Free ===>

NTT and Mitsubishi have patents and pending patents on the Camellia
 algorithm, but allow use at no charge without requiring an explicit
 licensing agreement:

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:

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

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