Re: [Cfrg] draft-black-rpgecc-00-.txt [was: Consensus and a way forward]

Benjamin Black <b@b3k.us> Thu, 27 November 2014 20:36 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] draft-black-rpgecc-00-.txt [was: Consensus and a way forward]
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On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 10:57 PM, Alyssa Rowan <akr@akr.io>; wrote:
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>
> The IPR section in that draft is remarkably short: of course you
> cannot patent numbers. (That's copyright's job. <g>) In order to
> satisfy IP1 and IP2 requirements we're going to need more information
> about the status of specific algorithms on those curves which people
> will actually use. As Dan Brown's recent message should highlight, we
> should evaluate the patent status and can't ignore it (unless we plan
> on ignoring them for long enough that they go away, and in that case,
> we need to know when!).
>

We are aware of no IP whatsoever covering the contents of the draft. I will
update the IPR statement to be more clear.


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