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Re: [Nmh-workers] [patch] Exchange of MD5 implementation due to license

From: markus schnalke
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] [patch] Exchange of MD5 implementation due to license
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2010 22:39:18 +0100
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[2010-11-05 21:01] Peter Maydell <address@hidden>
> markus schnalke wrote:
> >Attached is a patch which exchanges the reference code with the public
> >domain implementation of the RFC by Solar Designer of the Openwall
> >project [1].
> I'm not sure there's much point replacing one MD5 function with
> a theoretically questionable license with another one which also
> has a theoretically questionable license. See
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=293932#85
> and responses and note that "public domain" is a rather US
> specific idea.

Could be that the license changed since then, because it reads:

 * This software was written by Alexander Peslyak in 2001.  No copyright is
 * claimed, and the software is hereby placed in the public domain.
 * In case this attempt to disclaim copyright and place the software in the
 * public domain is deemed null and void, then the software is
 * Copyright (c) 2001 Alexander Peslyak and it is hereby released to the
 * general public under the following terms:
 * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
 * modification, are permitted.
 * There's ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, express or implied.
 * (This is a heavily cut-down "BSD license".)


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