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Help Fight This Patent-Encumbered IETF Standard

Feb 11, 2009, 10:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

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"In this case, it's the normally sane Internet Engineering Task Force that wants to do something really daft. The FSF explains:

""Last January, the Free Software Foundation issued an alert to efforts at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to sneak a patent-encumbered standard for "TLS authorization" through a back-door approval process that was referenced as "experimental" or "informational". The many comments sent to IETF at that time alerted committee members to this attempt and successfully prevented the standard gaining approval.""

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