Re: [Cfrg] NTRUEncrypt + enhancements released into the public domain

William Whyte <wwhyte@onboardsecurity.com> Tue, 28 March 2017 17:32 UTC

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Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:31:51 -0400
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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] NTRUEncrypt + enhancements released into the public domain
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Sorry for any confusion. The patents are also covered. The LICENSE
statement has been updated at
https://github.com/NTRUOpenSourceProject/NTRUEncrypt/blob/master/LICENSE as
follows:


Note that although CC0 1.0 expressly does not cover patents, this license
statements encompasses the patents as well as the code. Specifically,
Security Innovation and any successor organization with ownership of the
specified patents will not take any enforcement action related to use of
those patents on or after March 27th, 2017; the specified patents may be
freely used with or without also making use of the source code.

Cheers,

William

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 10:47 AM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
wrote:

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> On Mar 28, 2017 6:46 AM, "William Whyte" <wwhyte@onboardsecurity.com>
> wrote:
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> https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/03/28/945815/0/e
> n/Security-Innovation-Makes-NTRUEncrypt-Patent-Free.html
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> William
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>
> This makes no sense.  The article says:
>
> "We are making the NTRUEncrypt patents available under the Creative
> Commons CC0 1.0 Universal License. By eliminating NTRUEncrypt patent
> hurdles, the industry can speed the adoption of quantum-resistant
> encryption, ensuring that the Internet remains secure long after the
> emergence of quantum computers," explained Peter Samson, President of
> OnBoard Security.
>
> From the Creative Commons FAQ:
>
> CC0 very clearly states that trademark and patent rights of the affirmer
> are not affected – CC0’s sole reach is copyright and related and
> neighboring rights, including database rights.
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