[openssl-users] Key Deriviation Function Tests for TLS

Jakob Bohm jb-openssl at wisemo.com
Wed Sep 30 14:31:22 UTC 2015

On 30/09/2015 16:17, Steve Marquess wrote:
> On 09/30/2015 09:58 AM, Jakob Bohm wrote:
>> On 30/09/2015 15:34, Steve Marquess wrote:
>>> On 09/30/2015 09:18 AM, Jakob Bohm wrote:
>>>> ...
>>>> Under the new "contribution agreement" scheme, publishing such items
>>>> early would also make them available to users ...
>>> Publishing by someone else is fine, go for it. It would be nice to have
>>> someone else publish FIPS module code, or validation information of any
>>> kind for that matter. I think the validation process would be a lot less
>>> capricious with less of the secrecy that is the current norm.
>> Point is that the contribution agreement contains a bug, whereby
>> anything not published by the OpenSSL Foundation in the UK is not
>> licensed to anyone.
>> Having a publication procedure for things marked "This does NOT
>> work in its current form, but we are giving you a license" works
>> around that bug ...
> Speaking just for myself, and not my fellow team mates, I see no upside
> and a lot of downsides to our hosting of "does not work" code
> contributions. Especially for FIPS specific code. The originators of
> that code are free to give it to anyone else at any time; they don't
> need us to do so.
This is why I mentioned the historic contributions from
Sun and Eay: They may be unable or unwilling to repeat
the donation at a later date when it is actually needed.


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