[Cryptech Core] CrypTech funding situation

Joachim Strömbergson joachim.strombergson at assured.se
Thu Apr 11 04:47:36 UTC 2019


Yes, absolutely right. Spending some minutes shelving in a orderly manner is good.

Another thing, if it hasn’t been done yet is generating a new release that includes the fmc_60 MHz and hw endianess. And test it to work on the Alpha. Getting that out the door would be really good.

> On 10 Apr 2019, at 22:41, Rob Austein <sra at hactrn.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:48:21 -0400, Joachim Strömbergson wrote:
>> Thank you for the update. I agree that we should prioritize. I might
>> be wrong, but as I see it, the work Pavel is doing with new ModExp
>> that has potential to dramatically improve the RSA performance is
>> what we should focus on to complete.
> That would be my second highest priority, yes.
> My highest priority would be getting anything we're going to have to
> put on hold into an orderly state (current code checked in, README
> describing state where work was put on hold, current vague intentions
> on next steps documented, etc), so that we don't lose too much
> context.  If everything is already in a tidy state, or if people who
> have such work in progress are willing to forgo payment on time spent
> putting things neatly on the shelf, so much the better, but if tidying
> up needs funding, I think we should fund it.
> Other than that, I agree that Pavel's RSA work is probably our highest
> priority and should have first call on whatever funds we have.
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