[Cryptography] 40 years of "Diffie-Hellman"
jon at callas.org
Mon Jun 27 19:10:53 EDT 2016
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> On Jun 26, 2016, at 10:11 AM, Ray Dillinger <bear at sonic.net> wrote:
> Maybe, but it's arguable whether it counts if he didn't publish.
> The world at large didn't benefit from his invention of it, but
> we all benefit from Diffie and Hellman's (re)invention of it. I
> say credit where credit's due means give the credit to the guys
> who did something that gives the world a benefit. It's not like
> they stole it from him.
Invention credit and scholarly credit goes to to those who publish or at least publicize. That there were some GCHQ people who wrote some papers about "non-secret crypto" is interesting, but it's more interesting for the lost opportunity and as an object lessons for others.
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