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Re: ISSUE-91: ECC can't be REQUIRED

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 22:04:58 +0100
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To: XML Security Working Group WG <public-xmlsec@w3.org>

On 26 Jan 2009, at 20:24, XML Security Working Group Issue Tracker  

> ISSUE-91: ECC can't be REQUIRED
> http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/track/issues/91
> Raised by: Bruce Rich
> On product:
> The XML Sig 1.1 and XML Enc 1.1 drafts currently identify the ECC  
> algorithms as REQUIRED. Given the instructions in Section 2 of the  
> following W3C policy, http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/ 
>  , we need to weaken the ECC statements to OPTIONAL, at least until  
> such time as RF status is reached for these algorithms.

I strongly recommend against us spending tomorrow's call on an attempt  
to parse the patent policy. I'd be happy to organize a briefing with  
W3C's legal counsel for some future meeting, but would hope that we  
don't need to stall an FPWD on that.

Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Monday, 26 January 2009 21:05:09 UTC

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