ECC patents?

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Sep 12 10:34:16 EDT 2005

On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 11:58:14 +0300 (IDT), Alexander Klimov said:

> There is also work on ECC for gnupg

Yes, there exists an implementation for an ECC implementation for
GnuPG.  The problem is that OpenPGP does not define ECC and thus it
does not make much sense to have it there. 

We have not worked on the Libgcrypt integration of that code because
there is not much need for ECC in general.  The costs advantage of ECC
smartcards is shrinking more and more and thus why should we bother to
implement the host part of ECC just for fun and try convincing the
OpenPGP WG to add ECC.



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