On 8/28/10 1:16 PM, Eddy Nigg wrote: > On 08/28/2010 07:58 PM, From Nelson Bolyard: >> But I think that cutting off the flow of information isn't the right way >> to promote the free and open flow of information. :-/ > > In any case entering into politics can become very quickly a slippery > slope. I think we shouldn't go there.... > > However I do believe that is room for thought regarding declared > governmental CAs or those acting on behalf of a government. This would > affect all such CAs equally.
Agreed on all points.
I would add to the list reconsideration of CAs which are subject to jurisdiction of regimes that have demonstrated a willingness and ability to force those under their control to compromise security without reasonable judicial oversight. This is also a generalizable principle not specific to any country (and, I think, consistent with Mozilla's security principles).