Re: [openpgp] Multi-algo pubkey, or how to create future-proof keys

Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org> Mon, 21 June 2021 09:50 UTC

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Subject: Re: [openpgp] Multi-algo pubkey, or how to create future-proof keys
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On Mon, 21 Jun 2021 03:16, Ángel said:

> Regarding scope, it seems suitable to include into the cryptography
> revision and, although not strictly required, being included with a
> major version would probably be helpful.

This is not part of the WG charter and thus this should be deferred for
a future revision.  It is also possible, as you noted, that this can be
done as a new algo. Fortunately 4480bis has a goal to make it easier to
come up with new algorithms.

n any case, it is always possible to write an I-D for an extension of
OpenPGP. We did this for ECC and I think this is the best way for new
experimental algorithms.


Salam-Shalom,

   Werner

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