[Standards] OMEMO and Olm

Florian Schmaus flo at geekplace.eu
Thu May 25 07:26:51 UTC 2017


On 25.05.2017 08:04, Remko Tronçon wrote:
> On 24 May 2017 at 22:55, Andreas Straub <andy at strb.org
> <mailto:andy at strb.org>> wrote:
>     Yes, it's true that there's currently no such thing for XEdDSA, but
>     is this actually a concrete problem for anyone? 
> 
> 
> Yes. I obviously can't speak for all the other clients that currently
> don't support OMEMO, but for Swift, XEdDSA is blocking OMEMO support for
> both technical and legal reasons.

Care to elaborate on these technical and legal reasons?

>> I just don't see the major implementations switching over any time soon
> 
> I have serious doubts that at least one of them won't have to do *some*
> significant work to get rid of the libsignal dependency to be legally in
> order, which will mean implementing the ratchet and XEdDSA itself
> (unless a library emerges that implements this all from scratch).

Why do you think the existing implementations using libsignal are not
legally in order?

- Florian

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