XTR cryptosystem

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Tue Feb 25 19:03:08 CET 2003

> Most cryptographers don't like the idea of patented algorithms.

As a general principle, yes, but there are a fair number of patented
algorithms out there which have been very well-received by the crypto
community.  SEAL, IDEA, CAST5-128, RSA, Diffie-Hellman... there are lots
of counterexamples to the general principle.

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