Re: [Cfrg] RG Last Call - draft-irtf-cfrg-ocb-00

Joachim Strömbergson <Joachim@Strombergson.com> Fri, 15 February 2013 08:01 UTC

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Aloha!

On 2013-02-13 08:27 , Phillip Rogaway wrote:
> Someone else on this list asked: why open-source SW but not open-source
> HW. The answer is that I know nothing about the latter domain. If
> needed, please make a specific request (by private email) and I’ll try
> to make sure you’re covered.

Since I was the one asking about this: Why do you feel that you need to 
make the distinction, thereby infering a limitation? Esp if you don't 
know anything about the domain? (Fear of the unknown? ;-)

If you look at OpenCores for example you will find quite a lot of 
implementations of different cryptographic algoritms licensed under 
(L)GPL- and BSD-licenses

http://opencores.org/

OCB is IMHO very interesting for embedded systems, systems that often 
are implemented using FPGAs with soft microcontroller cores augumented 
with application specific cores for things like I/O, crypto etc. Being 
able to offload the mode processing would free the MCU to handle events 
or be less expensive. The latter being the driving force in embedded space.

-- 
Med vänlig hälsning, Yours

Joachim Strömbergson - Alltid i harmonisk svängning.
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