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Re: Fedora Crypto Consolidation Project



On 8/22/07, Steve Grubb <sgrubb redhat com> wrote:

> Wouldn't it be neat if you could obtain a digital certificate from a CA using
> Firefox, [...]

I realise that this is a slightly orthogonal issue, but it would be
nice to include the root certificate from CAcert in some manner.  Even
though there is a small amount of controversy surrounding the
assurance process from CAcert (mainly due to Mozilla's refusal to
include them because they haven't passed the same audit for which
Thawte/Verisign and other "certificate vendors" paid) they are
re-organising.  Even without that re-organisation they have a
perfectly good trust model.

I realize that modifying and distributing Firefox is out due to
licensing issues, but perhaps it's possible to distribute the CAcert
root alongside it in an easy to install manner?

Currently the process see CAcert's wiki[1] tends to put off casual
users who could otherwise benefit.

Best wishes,

Oisin Feeley

1. https://wiki.cacert.org/wiki/BrowserClients


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