Please Review: required security algorithms for Java SE 7 implementations

Dr Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Thu Dec 16 17:25:00 PST 2010

On 16 December 2010 19:05, Sean Mullan <sean.mullan at> wrote:
> Right, but there are ECC patents that each vendor needs to consider on their
> own. Since these are requirements that all Java SE 7 implementations would
> have to support, it did not seem appropriate to make any ECC algorithms
> required or in general any algorithm that may be protected by patents.

Good to see that was considered.  I checked over the list specifically
to make sure ECC wasn't included for this reason.

Andrew :-)

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