> 3) Shortly after the token indictment of Zimmerman (thus prompting widespread 
> use and promotion of the RSA public key encryption algorithm), the Clinton 
> administration's FBI then advocated a relaxation of encryption export 
> regulations in addition to dropping all plans for the Clipper chip

I need to correct some facts, especially since I'm seeing this continue to get 

Phil was never charged, indicted, sued, or anything else. He was 
*investigated*. He was investigated for export violations, not for anything 
else. Being investigated is bad enough, but that's what happened. The 
government dropped the investigation in early 1996.

The government started the investigation because they were responding to a 
complaint from RSADSI that Phil and team violated export control. As Phill 
noted, there was the secondary issue of the dispute over the RSA patent 
license, but that was a separate issue. RSADSI filed the complaint with the 
government that started the investigation.


Attachment: PGP.sig
Description: PGP signature

The cryptography mailing list

Reply via email to