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ntru-crypto - Open Source NTRU Public Key Cryptography Algorithm and Reference Code



's_*encryption*_*asymmetric encryption*_g'

..given that we've got plenty of options for quantum-resistant
*symmetric* crypto, and several painful-but-sound options for
quantum-resistant signature schemes; Merkle-Lamport, for example.

On Tue, 3 Dec 2013 00:10:29 +0000
Cathal Garvey <[email protected]> wrote:

> > Haven't we made the mistake of relying on someone else's IP for
> > crypto before? I'm looking at you, RSA and IDEA. I have no interest
> > in a cryptosystem that's owned by someone and that requires me to
> > release my own software under a particular license to use it. I
> > don't care how technologically superior it might be.
> 
> The GPL doesn't require you to release a cryptosystem under the GPL,
> only code for that cryptosystem that derives from GPL'd code. The GPL
> in effect is a tragedy-of-the-commons-killomatic: It's an agreement
> between me and you saying "I give you my code, if you give it to
> others". There's nothing in there about "I offer you my code, and hit
> you if you try to write your own instead".
> 
> Given that, I have very little time for GPL-haters, because they're
> just being whiny bastards. Write your own if you don't like it.
> 
> Patents, on the other hand, are a whole different steaming pile of
> shit, and NTRU is patented. So, I'm still with you on this one. If
> they're somewhere where you can relinquish patents, they should do
> that. If not, they should either grant the patents wholly to a public
> trust, or put them under the DPL or similar and make an irrevocable
> pledge never to use them except defensively, if even that.
> 
> Of course, who's to know if you implement or build on NTRU under a
> 'nym? It remains one of the only cryptosystems that's A) Practical and
> B) Quantum-resistant.
> 
> Anyone know of any other quantum-resistant algos for *encryption* that
> can actually be used today, other than NTRU?
> 
> On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 10:47:02 -0800
> Sean Lynch <[email protected]> wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, Nov 27 2013, coderman wrote:
> > 
> > > https://github.com/NTRUOpenSourceProject/ntru-crypto
> > 
> > > """
> > > Security Innovation, Inc., the owner of the NTRU public key
> > > cryptography system, made the intellectual property and a sample
> > > implementation available under the Gnu Public License (GPL) in
> > > 2013 with the goal of enabling more widespread adoption of this
> > > superior cryptographic technology. The system is also available
> > > for commercial use under the terms of the Security Innovation
> > > Commercial License.
> > 
> > Haven't we made the mistake of relying on someone else's IP for
> > crypto before? I'm looking at you, RSA and IDEA. I have no interest
> > in a cryptosystem that's owned by someone and that requires me to
> > release my own software under a particular license to use it. I
> > don't care how technologically superior it might be.
> > 
> 

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