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4.C Algorithm and Implementation Characteristics
4.C.1 Flexibility Assuming good overall security and performance, schemes with greater flexibility will meet the needs of more users than less flexible schemes, and therefore, are preferable.
Some examples of “flexibility” may include (but are not limited to) the following:
4.C.2 Simplicity The submitted scheme will be judged according to its relative design simplicity.
4.C.3 Adoption Factors that might hinder or promote widespread adoption of an algorithm or implementation will be considered in the evaluation process, including, but not limited to, intellectual property covering an algorithm or implementation and the availability and terms of licenses to interested parties. NIST will consider assurances made in the statements by the submitter(s) and any patent owner(s), with a strong preference for submissions as to which there are commitments to license, without compensation, under reasonable terms and conditions that are demonstrably free of unfair discrimination.