[cryptography] patents and stuff (Re: NSA's position in the dominance stakes)
iang at iang.org
Sat Nov 20 17:18:01 EST 2010
On 21/11/10 2:45 AM, John Levine wrote:
> By the way, what does all this semi-informed ranting about patents
> have to do with cryptography?
NSA's dominance in security engineering?
=> example of DES-era crypto dominance
=> ECC push today means?
=> patents complication
=> war of words!
The takeaway is that things like patent laws can have a dramatic
influence on (cryptographic) engineering & business.
Oh, and I should learn to ask my question another way ...
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