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From: Henrik Sundberg (storangen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-02 15:59:27

On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 12:48 PM, Bram Neijt <bneijt_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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
> Bram
> 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?

I think you made a mistake by using the sample code.
I don't think the Boost license can accept the "derived from the RSA
Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm" requirement.

I.e. the algorithm is completely free, but the sample code is not.

No lawyer either...


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