[Board] OSGeo signing certificates (discussion)

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 15:43:52 PDT 2015


Thanks Brian, very interesting research. I am personally quite intrigued by
that setup, and I guess I will follow along on the SAC list as the details
are sorted out with QGIS PSC.
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Jody

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Jody Garnett

On 20 October 2015 at 10:14, Brian M Hamlin <maplabs at light42.com> wrote:

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> Board Members, Stakeholders, all -
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>   Following a recent disussion of purchasing and deploying Digital
> Certificates [0][1] through the OSGeo infrastructure, I have followed up
> with a little bit of research online regarding the newly-forming "Let's
> Encrypt" Certificate Authority.
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> Let's Encrypt Certificate Authority
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> Blog Site:
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>  https://letsencrypt.org/
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> "We’re pleased to announce that we’ve received cross-signatures from
> IdenTrust [2], which means that our certificates are now trusted by all
> major browsers. "
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> Lets Encrypt Creation Post  Nov 2014:
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> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/11/certificate-authority-encrypt-entire-web
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> 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.
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> Peter Eckersley  EFF Chief Computer Scientist     pde AT eff.org
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> Seth Schoen   EFF Senior Staff Technologist      schoen AT  eff.org
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>   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.
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> [0] https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-October/013321.html
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> [1] Digital Certificate
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_key_certificate
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> [2]  IdenTrust   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IdenTrust
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> 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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