[cryptography] ECDSA - patent free?

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Wed Nov 9 16:56:48 EST 2011


On 2011-11-10 4:53 AM, Jack Lloyd wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 09, 2011 at 07:22:08PM +0100, Adam Back wrote:
>> Any suggestions on EC capable crypto library that implements things without
>> tripping over any certicom claimed optimizations?
>
> They can claim whatever they want. Since they have more money for
> lawyers than most open source projects, they win by default. Likely
> most of the commercial implementations pay their tithe, regardless of
> what they actually implement, for CYA purposes.

John Keogh has recently patented the wheel.  Note that his patent also 
covers the possibility of square wheels, should anyone figure out a 
method of making square wheels roll.




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