Hemos from the if-it-comes-back-to-you,-it's-broken dept.
Legolas-Greenleaf writes "According to the this news release on RSA Security's website, the RSA algorithm was released into the public domain today (September 6th, 2000). This is in advance of their US patent expiring on the 20th. There is some more information in their RSA FAQ."
The flow chart is a most thoroughly oversold piece of program documentation.
-- Frederick Brooks, "The Mythical Man Month"