Secret Sharing

Sergi Blanch i Torné sergi at
Wed Mar 19 23:50:48 CET 2008


I want to encourage you in this project. It looks very nice to have something 
about secret sharing to play. I can share my experience (to help you to avoid 
mystakes that I did) writing a patch.

The first that I can advise you is to read, read and read code. Not only the 
GnuPG's ones, but specially these. In the ecc patch I didn't follow the 
coding style and this makes hard a good adequacy. Some one else (Werner 
probably, but authors file doesn't say it specifically, correct me if I 
mistake) did it. This is an overload that if you work fine would be bypassed.

IMHO, is important to receive feedbacks, specially to realize that you are not 
alone. Also publish it under a free software license when you have something 

Good luck!


On Wednesday 19 March 2008 22:23:25 Phil Sutter wrote:
> Hi!
> With beginning of this month I've started writing my diploma thesis
> about implementing Secret Sharing in GnuPG. This topic has been
> discussed on this list way back in 1998, where implementing it was
> deferred until 1.0 is out.
> What is your current attitude towards an implementation?
> I would highly appreciate if you could send me some information about
> how to proceed, i.e. which people I should talk to, where to discuss
> implementation/design specific questions, where to send code for a
> review to, et cetera.
> Another thing is the Google Summer of Code. As I have to be finished
> with my work until first of September, my project fits into their
> timeline. What do you think, is it worth proposing it?
> Greetings, Phil
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