An issue has just come up when IETF is standardizing Secure Neighbor
Discovery for IPv6.
Some organizations, including Microsoft and Ericsson, have IPR claims on
a mechanism which would be very useful to the mechanism.
Folks are working with the organizations, hoping to get a licensing
agreement like RFC1822.
I'd like to solicit opinions whether this is considered "good enough" for
possible implementation in Linux kernel, or whether it would lock us out.
(Also remember the tradeoff: if this technique is unacceptable, there are
no easy alternatives to solving the problem, only very difficult ones).
I'm assuming the license like that would be appropriate as it has been
used in other free systems in protocols like IKE. If you think there is a
problem, please send a note ASAP.
Pekka Savola "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy kingdom bleeds."
Systems. Networks. Security. -- George R.R. Martin: A Clash of Kings