Can't touch this, ugly Americans! (PGP License file)

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Mon Aug 11 12:16:33 PDT 1997

On Mon, 11 Aug 1997, Adam Shostack wrote:

> First off, congratulations and thanks to Stale and everyone else for
> scanning in the source to PGP5.0i (
> However, theres an ugly problem with the license.
> (
> In Section 1.c.(d), permission is given to port PGP to other
> platforms.  However, permission to distribute those ports is
> explicitly denied.
> Could the license be modified to allow people who port the software to
> redisctribute ports?  There is enough FUD about using PGP without PGP,
> Inc contributing to that by overly tight licensing.
> Adam

Or what do you do about bugs?  It mentions corrections, but not who to
send them to.

On DEC Alpha/axp under Linux, include/pgpUsuals.h has a test for a big
ULONG_MAX that defines HAVE64 as 1 on 64 bit machines like the alpha

But the very next test has #ifndef HAVE64 where there is a typedef for
word64, which won't happen.  But if HAVE64 is 1, in pgpMD5.c it will
really want word64 defined or it will bomb. 

Something is wrong, but if I copy the typedef, it seems to get further
(compiling as we speak - the old UDBs aren't the fastest alphas).

Now, where should I send this information or the patch?

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