[cryptography] ECDSA - patent free?

Mike Simpson mikie.simpson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 18:51:54 EST 2011


On 9 Nov 2011, at 22:03, "James A. Donald" <jamesd at echeque.com> wrote:

> On 2011-11-10 4:22 AM, Adam Back wrote:
>> Anyone have informed opinions on whether ECDSA is patent free?
> 

OpenSSH have implemented use of ecc since 5.7. It will by default import the ecdsa server host key if present. The OpenBSD project would be less likely to do that if ecdsa was so encumbered. You could ask this question in their ML as I am sure they will have looked closely at it. 

mike



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