[kwlug-disc] CACert.org trust it or don't? And why doesn't Ubuntu?

Gordon Dey gordon.dey at happydeys.ca
Mon Dec 19 23:16:54 EST 2011


On 11-12-19 03:30 AM, Colin K wrote:
> I'm terribly curious as to what people think about CACert.org...
[edited]
>   Seems like a pretty good idea building a CA based on a web of trust basis.

To get enough points to sign a cert, at least a couple of folks 
personally meet you, and they have a stake in the accuracy of the claims 
you've made when you joined the cacert community. Plus, policy and 
governance is quite transparent. It's a system much less likely to be 
gamed than $500 and a phone call. Finally, as you've noted, it an 
approach that often can fit with folks without the ability to justify 
that $500 outlay.




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