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At 07:02 PM 9/24/2002 +1200, Peter Gutmann wrote:
Len Sassaman <rabbi@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>OpenSSL now has ECC in it
That's not certain yet, the licensing terms are such that it can't be used
under the OpenSSL license unless Sun re-release it unencumbered.
>and there is an ECC in TLS draft being proposed
... by the same group who did the OpenSSL implementation. Hardly an
Why do we want ECC in OpenPGP?
Why do we want to start using a class of algorithm that is patent encumbered?
Having corporations show up at working group meetings and threaten implementors
with patent infringement is a pain.
I don't see a requirement to add this.
A separate document describing it would of course be perfectly reasonable.