[cryptography] patents and stuff (Re: NSA's position in the dominance stakes)

Ian G 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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