[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] NellyMoser audio decoder v2
Thu Sep 13 17:11:00 CEST 2007
On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 12:34:24PM +0300, Uoti Urpala wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 10:52 +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > > + * Copyright (c) 2007 a840bda5870ba11f19698ff6eb9581dfb0f95fa5,
> > > + * 539459aeb7d425140b62a3ec7dbf6dc8e408a306, and
> > > + * 520e17cd55896441042b14df2566a6eb610ed444
> > Can you please find out WTH this is?
> Most likely hashes of something. Possibly used to not avoid publishing
> the names now but allow proving them later if needed (by revealing the
> original string which has that hash).
If so, it's not a very safe approach; using actual signatures with a
private key would be much better. If anyone makes a guess who the
author is, it's easy to run the hash and query whether the guess is
correct. Also lots of people share the same names, whereas people
don't share the same private keys.
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