[openssl-users] ECC ciphers in OpenSSL and Citricom Patent/License terms

Jayalakshmi bhat bhat.jayalakshmi at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 17:54:15 UTC 2017

Hi Michael

Thanks for the input.


On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 7:21 PM, Michael Wojcik <
Michael.Wojcik at microfocus.com> wrote:

> This probably should just have gone to openssl-users. Please don't copy
> every question to openssl-dev.
> > From: openssl-users [mailto:openssl-users-bounces at openssl.org] On
> Behalf Of Jayalakshmi bhat
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 01:07
> > Does it mean to use ECC ciphers from OpenSSL does the end user needs to
> get the license from Citricom?
> Consult a lawyer. Opinions on this topic differ wildly, it has a long and
> vexed history, and legal advice from random people on the Internet isn't
> worth what you pay for it.
> Certicom was purchased by Blackberry years ago; they are the current
> holder of the ECC patents obtained by Certicom, to the best of my knowledge.
> --
> Michael Wojcik
> Distinguished Engineer, Micro Focus
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