The winner of the SHA-3 competition was announced today. We already have a tag edit for , but some of the questions with will undoubtedly reference the contest instead of the new family of hash functions that was chosen.

Do we create a new tag (say sha-3-competition) and retag questions as needed, or do we leave to reference both the competition and the newly chosen family?


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The name under which SHA-3 will be standardized is not chosen yet (or not announced yet), and a debate over it was raging today on the hash-forum mailing list (the list maintained by NIST for the SHA-3 competition). So I think it is now urgent not to be hasty.

I suggest that we leave questions as they are today, and that retagging may be performed only after the naming situation has stabilized.

  • $\begingroup$ Good point. I too saw the debate on the mailing list. Quite entertaining. $\endgroup$
    – mikeazo
    Oct 3, 2012 at 13:39

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