Commit 82489344 authored by Niels Möller's avatar Niels Möller

(RSA): Improved text about the RSA patent.

Use @documentencoding ISO-8859-1.

Rev: src/nettle/nettle.texinfo:1.31
parent 4d5dde28
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@settitle The Nettle low-level cryptographic library.
@c %**end of header
@documentencoding ISO-8859-1
@footnotestyle end
@syncodeindex fn cp
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The @acronym{RSA} algorithm was the first practical digital signature
algorithm that was constructed. It was described 1978 in a paper by
Ronald Rivest, Adi Shamir and L.M. Adleman, and the technique was also
patented in 1983. The patent expired on September 20, 2000, and since
that day, @acronym{RSA} can be used freely.
patented in the @acronym{USA} in 1983. The patent expired on September 20, 2000, and since
that day, @acronym{RSA} can be used freely, even in the @acronym{USA}.
It's remarkably simple to describe the trapdoor function behind
@acronym{RSA}. The ``one-way''-function used is
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