[Board] OSGeo signing certificates (discussion)
Brian M Hamlin
maplabs at light42.com
Tue Oct 20 10:14:16 PDT 2015
Board Members, Stakeholders, all -
Following a recent disussion of purchasing and deploying Digital
Certificates  through the OSGeo infrastructure, I have followed
up with a little bit of research online regarding the newly-forming
"Let's Encrypt" Certificate Authority.
Let's Encrypt Certificate Authority
"We’re pleased to announce that we’ve received cross-signatures
from IdenTrust , which means that our certificates are now trusted
by all major browsers. "
Lets Encrypt Creation Post Nov 2014:
The core team working on the Let's Encrypt CA and agent software
includes James Kasten, Seth Schoen, and Peter Eckersley at EFF; Josh
Aas, Richard Barnes, Kevin Dick and Eric Rescorla at Mozilla; Alex
Halderman and James Kasten and the University of Michigan.
Peter Eckersley EFF Chief Computer Scientist pde AT eff.org
Seth Schoen EFF Senior Staff Technologist schoen AT eff.org
This morning I placed a phone call to Seth Schoen at EFF Offices in
San Francisco. I hope to be in contact with Seth or others shortly, to
learn more about the intended scope of Let's Encrypt Digital
Certificates, the roadmap and timeline.
 Digital Certificate
 IdenTrust https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IdenTrust
IdenTrust is a bank consortium acting as a public key certificate
authority and secure applications provider whose members include over
60 of the largest banks in the world. Announced in 1999 ... Early on it
adopted a technology-neutral policy, developing standards equally
usable by multiple technology vendors. Initially located in New York
City, it is now headquartered in San Francisco.
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