Re: IDEA patent has expired in Europe

On May 23, 1:00 pm, Francois Grieu <fgr...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
BTW, now that IDEA is in the public domain, I which it is made part
of GnuPG (rather than a plugin), for it would very much simplify its

Why would you use it over AES? Rijndael is based on the SQUARE cipher
which is about 7 years newer than IDEA (1997 vs 1990) but based on
research Daemen was performing in the early 90s. I'd say they've both
stood up to quite a bit of scrutiny.