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Old 2005-05-09, 20:56   #5
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"Jason Goatcher"
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Originally Posted by Mystwalker
Lately, I've found Primo, which seems to be a relatively fast primalty proving program for numbers of no special form.
Unfortunately, 4000 digits will most likely still take several weeks or even months.

It seems like Jens Franke et. al have a distributed primalty proving program, though.
I went to the website and discovered some comments about the US, Canadian, and Japanese patent laws being so overly patent-happy(my word) that the writer fears getting sued. The thing is, even though he says the usage is forbidden the download proceeds without a hitch.

Am I breaking any laws if I use this software?

Edit: I'm a US resident in Arkansas.

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