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Re: Reasons to include ECC to our charter

2001-08-10 08:16:04

Florian Weimer wrote:

Ben Laurie <ben(_at_)algroup(_dot_)co(_dot_)uk> writes:

You can't add it to the _standard_ because of restrictive licensing. I
guess Informational RFCs are possible, but they don't make me happy -
essentially the WG is doing free work, both technical and marketing, for
the owner(s) of the patents.

IIRC, not all ECC stuff is patented, only curves over GF(q), q even,
which can be implemented efficiently using two-valued logic.

As I read it, this I-D includes these.




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