Re: [Cfrg] Requesting removal of CFRG co-chair

Alyssa Rowan <akr@akr.io> Sun, 29 December 2013 02:34 UTC

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On 29/12/2013 01:41, idontneedcoffee wrote:

> if he would resign, most critics would consider(most of) their work
> done,

I believe I've thought this through in detail.

If you want to provide more oversight, and more input, and I heartily
encourage that, then please do so. I strongly believe more eyes would
help. But I don't believe that having Kevin remain as co-chair would
help: certainly not.

Rather, in the event no action were taken and he did not resign or be
removed, I believe the wider security community would simply consider
CFRG unfit for purpose, and would not be willing to engage. (More than
one individual has outright said this.)

I do not think that outcome would assist anyone, and it would prevent
us being able to use this RG as a base for providing review of
primitives, protocols and implementations, which needs to be done as
an important step in the long road to address the perpass threat.

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