Friday, June 17, 2011

LibPerseus Challenge Reset

Hi to all

Following a number of requests (especially from our sponsors and our supporting partners regarding the Perseus project), feedbacks and critics about the (obvious) lack of precision and data with respect to the LibPerseus challenge, we were strongly advised to reset this challenge today in order to offer more precise and thorough conditions:
  • files and binaries have been reset (the previous version was inappropriate since it made encoder collision possible thus providing different possible solutions while only one should exist within the parameter space considered).
  • More info given on plaintext files to recover
  • binary program that produced the new challenge files is provided (beta version at the present time). The source code will be made public as soon as possible.
  • Legal aspects of the challenge checked and clarified (thanks to Mr Auger, esquirre, bailiff in Laval, France who has pointed to us a few legal imprecision).
  • Time limit of the challenge and award have been consequently extended for fairness.
The link to the challenge page is here
We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks to all who make us aware of the necessity to reset this challenge and help us to improve it. Thanks to our sponsors and partners (mainly DFT-Technologies).

E.F.