ECC patents?

Rich Salz rsalz at
Thu Sep 15 13:22:20 EDT 2005

> If the NSA paid anything significant for any of the 
> curves, we would be told.

You were better off not responding; you have lost your credibility on 
this topic.

	the NSA's history of secrecy; and
	the fact that it's common practice to not disclose
  	(financial) terms (e.g., what were the terms to get RSA
	into early SSL?) and that either/both parties have incentive
	to keep it private; and
	the way they handled the SHA-1-Schnorr patent issues,
I find it *highly significant* that the NSA announced, in a public 
forum, that they have a license for part of the Certicom patents.

I am sure that I'm not alone.

Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
DataPower Technology                 
XS40 XML Security Gateway

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