John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Thu Oct 27 16:21:51 CEST 2005

Topas wrote:
> Hi.
> When are we going to have ECC support in GnuPG?

Well, first it has to make it into the OpenPGP Standard. And usually to do
that, it would likely need to be part of some governmental or business
standard so that large numbers of end-users would want/need it.

Second, most public ECC algorithms I've seen also seem to be
patent-encumbered. This alone would most likely keep ECC out of GnuPG.

John P. Clizbe                   Inet:   JPClizbe(a)comcast DOT nyet
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and those who matter don't mind." - Dr Seuss, "Oh the Places You'll Go"

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