Re: [MLS] MLS: the WG name should include "group"

Rich Persaud <persaur@gmail.com> Mon, 26 March 2018 09:23 UTC

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Subject: Re: [MLS] MLS: the WG name should include "group"
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On Mar 24, 2018, at 11:25, Raphael Robert <raphael@wire.com> wrote:
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> We looked at a number of alternatives to MLS and in the end none of them seemed to be substantially better than “Messaging Layer Security”, but that doesn’t mean the name cannot be changed.

There is potential for collision with the MLS acronym that has been used for years (decades?), especially when combined with search terms like "security" or "cryptography":  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multilevel_security

Rich