Re: [rtcweb] Apparently TLS is IPR-encumbered

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Tue, 26 November 2013 23:15 UTC

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On 11/26/2013 11:03 PM, cowwoc wrote:
> http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/11/26/1927254/jury-finds-newegg-infringed-patent-owes-23-million
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> This is meant to be funny, but it just goes to show you the kind of
> stupid situations that software patents result in. I assume we don't use
> RC4 ciphers? :)

RC4 is in common use with TLS. For other reasons we're in
the process of working on BCPs for more desirable/modern
ciphersuites for (D)TLS. This WG could well select some
ciphersuites that you like better (or maybe you have, I've
not read the drafts recently, sorry).

S.

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