AES for GnuPG, on Mon Oct 2?

Dale Harris rodmur at
Sun Oct 1 13:24:22 CEST 2000

On Sat, Sep 30, 2000 at 08:36:10PM -0700, Mark Atwood elucidated:
> The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will
> announce the winner of the Advanced Encryption Standard competition on
> Oct. 2 at 11:00 am EST.
> When will GPG incorporate the AES? I see in the OpenPGP that there are
> slots reserved for the AES. What would be cool is if someone has
> written "AES modules" for all 4 of the finalists, so that there can be
> a GnuPG 1.0.4 release on Monday at 11:01 am EST.

Personally, I think we'd have to see what the NIST chooses.  If they pick
something that is patented, then I would think that it would be prudent for
GnuPG to ignore it, or have optional support.  However if it was something 
that is open and freely available for use, then I'd think that GPG would 
support it, as long as it was deemed secure, and free of any backdoors.


More information about the Gnupg-devel mailing list