Re: [Cfrg] Adoption of draft-agl-cfrgcurve-00 as a RG document

Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com> Wed, 21 January 2015 19:28 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] Adoption of draft-agl-cfrgcurve-00 as a RG document
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Robert,

On 19/01/2015 07:32, Robert Ransom wrote:
> On 1/5/15, Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com> wrote:
  [snip]
>> Please reply to this message or directly to CFRG chairs, stating whether
>> you support (or not) adoption of this document. If you do not support
>> adoption of this document, please state whether you support adoption of
>> any alternative document or whether you want a particular change be made
>> to the document before adoption.
> I strongly oppose adoption of this document:
  [snip]
> * The curve selection procedures specified in draft-agl-cfrgcurve-00
>    were derived from the curve selection process specified in
>    <https://eprint.iacr.org/2014/130> (referenced by
>    draft-black-rpgecc-00 as [MSR]), and accordingly, the authors of
>    [MSR] may require that their paper be cited as a reference by
>    draft-agl-cfrgcurve-00.  For reasons which have already been
>    discussed, inclusion of [MSR] as a reference in any CFRG document is
>    unacceptable.  Thus, these curve selection procedures must not be
>    included in any CFRG document.
If you are referring to the Microsoft patent, then it doesn't apply to 
the curve selection procedure, so this is a non issue.

Best Regards,
Alexey