Fwd: Re: RFE kmail with S/MIME

Stefan Rompf srompf at isg.de
Sat May 17 19:23:45 BST 2003

Hetz Ben Hamo wrote:

> Have the kmail people obtained rights to use IBM patent 5953420 ? Do they
> know about that IBM patent ?
> http://www.ietf.org/ietf/IPR/IBM-diffie-hellman.html

Being the author of the KSMIMECrypto class, I was not aware of the
patent. I will look into this and try to find out if and how it concerns
KDE. I was hoping to make S/MIME available to all KDE applications, may
be integrating with KMime later.

If IBM requires licensing every application, this generic approach would
be impossible.


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