[cryptography] ECC patent FUD

David G. Koontz david_koontz at xtra.co.nz
Tue Nov 16 18:25:19 EST 2010


On 17/11/10 2:16 AM, Jack Lloyd wrote:
> This is due to excessive paranoia on the part of RH's legal department
> (they are assuming even ECDH over GF(p) is still patented, for
> instance). I pointed them to draft-mcgrew-fundamental-ecc [1],
> hopefully once that hits RFC they will take it into
> consideration.

FRAND patent license  terms being incompatible with the GPL in the face of
Certicom's IPR disclosure:

https://datatracker.ietf.org/ipr/1337/

I wouldn't bet on it.




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