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From: Bram Neijt (bneijt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-02 06:48:58

That should be ok then. The RFC states:

"""The MD5 algorithm is being placed in the public domain
   for review and possible adoption as a standard.""""

So there should be no problem then. I had problems with the code I used
was to much of a "derived work", which ment:

"""License is also granted to make and use derivative works provided
that such works are identified as "derived from the RSA Data Security,
Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm" in all material mentioning or
referencing the derived work."""

I'm no lawyer but I think you are in the clear then :D


On Tue, 2008-09-02 at 04:42 -0400, Daryle Walker wrote:
> I didn't take the implementation from any of the MD5 sources lying
> around, I did a "clean room" build from the RFC's description.
> (They're all byte-wise, while mine is bit-wise [the only one,
> AFAIK].) I did use the RFC's sample code to get the values of the
> various constants. Do I need to have some sort of licensing with the
> RFC board; aren't they free for all?

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