Re: [CFRG] Second RGLC on draft-irtf-cfrg-pairing-friendly-curves

Watson Ladd <watsonbladd@gmail.com> Thu, 09 September 2021 22:42 UTC

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From: Watson Ladd <watsonbladd@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2021 18:42:29 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CFRG] Second RGLC on draft-irtf-cfrg-pairing-friendly-curves
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On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 11:40 AM Stanislav V. Smyshlyaev
<smyshsv@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Dear CFRG participants,
>
> This message starts a second RGLC on "Pairing-Friendly Curves" (draft-irtf-cfrg-pairing-friendly-curves-10), that will end on September, 8th.
>
> See https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-irtf-cfrg-pairing-friendly-curves/ for the latest version of the draft.
>
> We are having the second RGLC since Yumi Sakemi has provided (see https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/cfrg/-1nTbbVRlkP5wV2odEYFac-jK08/) updated replies for the questions raised after the first RGLC.
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> Please send your comments, as well as expression of support to publish as an RFC (or possible reasons for not doing so) in reply to this message or directly to CFRG chairs.

The timing of this WGLC was a bit unfortunate for me, and I apologize
for my late submission.

I think this draft has many issues. It doesn't limit the number of
choices, it doesn't provide enough information to implementers, it's
filled with extraneous information about history and applications and
much useful information is in the appendices. I don't think this
draft's publication will help authors who would like to point to a
reference for BLS12 and how to implement it.

Sincerely,
Watson Ladd

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