[viff-devel] Goodbye VIFF, hello SPDZ

Martin Geisler martin at geisler.net
Mon Oct 3 10:36:52 PDT 2016

Thanks Marcel for being a good steward of VIFF!

I think we should call it a day and stop the mailing list -- like
Marcel said, there's no active development going on (almost) nobody
here to help answer questions. The old posts are still available at

I hope people will have fun with SPDZ -- not as catchy a name, but
Marcel promisses me that it's full of cool features not found in VIFF

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 5:12 PM, Marcel Keller <M.Keller at bristol.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> tl;dr: Does anyone see a reason to keep the mailing list alive?
> Probably way too late I've come to the insight that the VIFF website was
> misleading by giving the impression of an active project for several years
> after development has ceased. I have corrected this now, not without
> plugging my new favourite toy of course. In case you haven't heard the news,
> SPDZ is available as open source now:
> https://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/Research/CryptographySecurity/SPDZ/
> This brings me to the fate of VIFF-related resources in general. I have
> agreed with Martin to keep the website alive for archival purposes, but we
> don't think that there is much reason to keep the mailing lists. After all,
> most traffic in the last few years has been generated by people being misled
> by the website, and it only consisted of feature and support requests. There
> does not seem anyone willing to implement new features, and the response to
> support requests hasn't always been swift either.
> Best regards,
> Marcel
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Martin Geisler

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