... notwithstanding, how can a specification be considered a standard
if over half of the operators on the planet refuse to deploy it
because of patent/licence issues.
i can't understand why this matters. if ietf were to change its policies
so that only "open technology" was allowed in the standards, there would
still be patent fights (both from submarines and ships-in-the-night).
since the majority of those within the sound of my voice were not party to
the RSA-vs-DSA wars which characterized the early years of DNSSEC, i've
made a small archive available on the web. you should really look at it,
especially the note from steve kent (then Security AD). it's in "digest"
format rather than "mime" format at <http://sa.vix.com/~vixie/rsa-wars.txt>.
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