SM2 asymmetric encryption

Matt Caswell matt at
Tue Sep 15 10:49:45 UTC 2020

I have started this vote and will report back when I have an answer.


On 14/09/2020 09:18, Matt Caswell wrote:
> Currently, 1.1.1  supports SM2 asymmetric encryption. Real world use of
> this is currently believed to be low (IIUC it is mainly useful for SM2
> in TLS, which we don't current support). A discussion in PR #12536 is
> proposing to drop this feature from 3.0 (possibly to re-introduce it in
> some later release). This was mentioned on this list by me in this post:
> No feedback has been received on that point. It was also discussed at
> the recent OMC f2f (although no vote was held on the issue). Since
> dropping this support is a breaking change it requires an OMC vote to
> approve it. I'm proposing this vote wording:
> "Support for SM2 asymmetric encryption should be dropped from OpenSSL 3.0"
> Please let me know any thoughts on the vote wording (or any other
> thoughts on the topic). Otherwise I plan to start this vote soon.
> Matt

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