Re: [Cfrg] Response to the request to remove CFRG co-chair

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Sat, 11 January 2014 13:05 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] Response to the request to remove CFRG co-chair
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Trevor,

On 01/11/2014 05:07 AM, Trevor Perrin wrote:
> It's imperative we send the message that subversion of crypto
> standards is unacceptable.

Imperative? Sigh. (Due to rhetoric-overload:-)

I don't agree as it happens, I think any statement of principle
along those lines is either included in the URLs I sent before,
or [1-4] below, or would likely be stating the obvious. Brian
Carpenter's presentation at the Vancouver tech plenary might also
be useful background. [5]

If there were a non-targetted (i.e. not directly dissing NSA or
GCHQ or whoever) statement of principle along those lines that
usefully added to the stuff I've referenced then I'd be interested
in that but I don't see what it might be to be honest.

S.


[1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1984
[2] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3365
[3] http://www.ietf.org/media/2013-11-07-internet-privacy-and-security.html
[4] http://www.ietf.org/blog/2013/09/security-and-pervasive-monitoring/
[5]
http://www.ietf.org/proceedings/88/slides/slides-88-iab-techplenary-7.pdf