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From Tetsuya Kitahata <tets...@apache.org>
Subject Re: CA Server (Re: prc)
Date Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:53:17 GMT

I personally think that all the committers post to
annouce@apache.org etc. to use S/MIME.

I am no longer an individual sponsor (by
svn commit: r779649), so this is just IMHO:

# By the way, why there could be no "emertus sponsor"
# list? I donated to Python Software Foundation 4yrs ago
# and still remain my name listed on the web. I think it
# is rather Normal. Really Strange...

VeriSign Class 2 is 700USD/page per year IIRC.

All the members to have Class2 *for free* would be reasonable.
Plus, "donated" committers (e.g. 100USD) to have Class2
would be reasonable as well. 




> Tetsuya Kitahata wrote:
> > Seems that no response ... But don't care.
> > 
> > MY Practical Proposal:
> > **** Establishing CA Server in @apache.org ****
> > (For S/MINE, PGP etc.)
> > 
> > The Apache Software Foundation has numerous "fax"es or "paper"s from all
> > of the committers at least, and they would be reliable. It's good idea for me (and
> > to establish CA Center (Server) in apache.
> AIUI the main problem is that there aren't (or weren't) any CA servers
> which did exactly what apache wanted.
> in general, apache tends to be use distributed trust models to avoid
> single points of failure. so, a CA would need to be secure and embody
> some of the same qualities.
> IIRC some folks started coding up a suitable application but i'm not
> sure why it never made it into use. a major use case was going to be
> managing client side certification for subversion access.
> AIUI infrastructure has been working hard implementing LDAP but that's
> just about completed. now might be a good time to ask them about the CA
> project.
> - - robert

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