GMP arithmetic covered by patents?

Torbjorn Granlund tege at
Tue May 9 17:39:45 CEST 2006

"Marcus Christian Schafheutle" <Marcus.Schafheutle at> writes:

  does anybody know if the underlying arithmetic algorithms of GMP
  are covered by patents? Where can I found further information on 
  this issue?

I have no idea, and I don't care.  I let people that live under
jurisdictions that recognize software patents worry.

With the patent situation in the US, old stuff that are not
patented today, will surely be patented tomorrow.


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