Re: [saag] AD review of draft-iab-crypto-alg-agility-06

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Thu, 03 September 2015 21:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: [saag] AD review of draft-iab-crypto-alg-agility-06
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Viktor:

> On Thu, Sep 03, 2015 at 04:30:44PM -0400, Russ Housley wrote:
> 
>>   Institutions, being large or dominant users within a large user base,
>>   can assist by coordinating the demise of an algorithm suite, making
>>   the transition easier for their own users as well as others.
> 
> Nit: I still find the "Institutions, being large ..." phrasing a
> bit clumsy.  How about:
> 
>    Organizations that are dominant in the market or support a
>    large fraction of the user base, can help to overcome inertia
>    and hasten the deprecation of a weakened algorithm suite,
>    thereby making the transition easier for their own users as
>    well as others.


I proposed a change to that in a subsequent message...

   Dominant players in a market, or others with a sufficiently large
   user base, can assist by coordinating the demise of an algorithm
   suite, making the transition easier for their own users as well as
   others.

Russ