viff

changeset 870:acd3b135a0ee

The early history of VIFF.
author Martin Geisler <mg@daimi.au.dk>
date Sun, 03 Aug 2008 19:55:02 +0200
parents 90be9eacb471
children 9a3830de8106
files doc/background.txt doc/history.txt
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     1.4  
     1.5     program-counters
     1.6     preprocessing
     1.7 +   history
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     2.4 +
     2.5 +The History of VIFF
     2.6 +===================
     2.7 +
     2.8 +VIFF was started by Martin Geisler in March 2007. The original name
     2.9 +for the project was *PySMPC* since it was, well..., a Python library
    2.10 +for doing secure multi-party computations (SMPC). That name was
    2.11 +eventually dropped since it is somewhere between difficult and
    2.12 +impossible pronouncing it in a fluent way. After a vote_ on Martin's
    2.13 +blog, the name was changed to Virtual Ideal Functionality Framework
    2.14 +with the much smoother abbreviation VIFF.
    2.15 +
    2.16 +.. _vote: http://mgeisler.net/2007/10/vote-for-your-favorite-name/