[openssl-users] FIPS: ECC licensing

Steve Marquess marquess at openssl.com
Mon Mar 16 18:44:02 UTC 2015

On 03/16/2015 01:55 PM, jonetsu wrote:
> Hello,
> The licenses, patents for ECC was noticed.  In short, if we do not
> care about this in the sense of not willing to be in any patent
> infringement situation down the road, the -ecb archive should be
> used, is that right ?

It's "ecp", not "ecb". But yes, the "ecp" version omits binary curve ECC
for those concerned about those patents.

> Also, there is a mention of a NSA-PLA.pdf
> agreemnet statement.  The file is not found.  Is this still valid in
> some ways ?

Still valid:


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