Re: [openpgp] DRAFT minutes for OpenPGP at IETF 94

"brian m. carlson" <> Wed, 04 November 2015 01:01 UTC

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Subject: Re: [openpgp] DRAFT minutes for OpenPGP at IETF 94
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On Tue, Nov 03, 2015 at 09:41:31AM +0000, Salz, Rich wrote:
>  - Symmetric crypto (Bryan Ford), draft-ford-openpgp-format  See slides in the proceedings.
> Consensus to use a new packet type for AEAD-protected
> FYI: Rogaway agrees to waive OCB patent for PGP (perhaps might not be sufficient)

A note on using patented algorithms: Some organizations, such as Debian,
require that parts of software be able to be extracted and otherwise
used under the terms of the license.  Even if the OCB patent is waived
for OpenPGP, that would not be sufficient to allow parts of an OpenPGP
implementation that use OCB to be used in non-OpenPGP software.  That
might prevent such OpenPGP implementations from entering the main Debian
archive.  Other organizations may have similar restrictions.

This is just something to consider when discussing the use of patented
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