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2The following people (sorted alphabetically) contributed bug reports, useful
3information, or were generally just helpful people to talk to:
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5Jeff B
6Mike Desjardins
7Matthew Gregan
8Hany Greiss
9Friedemann Kleint
10Ying-Chieh Liao
11Dan Nicolaescu
12Vaclav Ovsik
13Ken Perano
14Darren Starsmore
15Kaushik Veeraraghavan
16Dominik Vogt
17James Widener
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19Barry Kavanagh of AEP Systems Ltd kindly provided an AEP2000 crypto card and
20drivers, enabling the creation of Botan's AEP engine module.
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23In addition, the following people have unknowingly contributed help:
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25 The implementation of DES is based off a public domain implementation by Phil
26 Karn from 1994 (he, in turn, credits Richard Outerbridge and Jim Gillogly).
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28 Rijndael and Square are based on the reference implementations written by
29 the inventors, Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen.
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31 The Serpent S-boxes used were discovered by Dag Arne Osvik and detailed in
32 his paper "Speeding Up Serpent".
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34 Matthew Skala's public domain twofish.c (as given in GnuPG 0.9.8) provided
35 the basis for my Twofish code (particularly the key schedule).
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37 Some of the hash functions (MD5, SHA-1, etc) use an optimized implementation
38 of one of the boolean functions, which was discovered by Colin Plumb.
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40 The design of Randpool takes some of it's design principles from those
41 suggested by Eric A. Young in his SSLeay documentation, Peter Gutmann's paper
42 "Software Generation of Practically Strong Random Numbers", and the paper
43 "Cryptanalytic Attacks on Pseudorandom Number Generators", by Kelsey,
44 Schneier, Wagner, and Hall.

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