Re: Last Call: Modern Global Standards Paradigm

SM <sm@resistor.net> Sun, 12 August 2012 00:24 UTC

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Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 14:06:08 -0700
To: Yoav Nir <ynir@checkpoint.com>
From: SM <sm@resistor.net>
Subject: Re: Last Call: Modern Global Standards Paradigm
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Hi Yoav,
At 13:08 11-08-2012, Yoav Nir wrote:
>These operators are (hypothetically) Libyan citizens, 
>right?  Residents of Libya who

Yes.

>The number of international gateways does not matter, if all the 
>operators have to comply with the government's blacklist, or have to 
>install a government-mandated policy on a government-mandated firewall.

Yes.

As these government-mandated policies only end up intercepting HTTP 
traffic it not worth the bother arguing about it.  The entertaining 
part of the government blacklists is that they are maintained by an 
organization in another country.

>Not trusting the certificate just means you get annoying warnings. 
>It won't let you circumvent it. Living in an authoritarian country 
>means you don't get to play cat & mouse with your government

In most countries you don't play cat and mouse with the government.

>I thought it was Al Gore running the Internet from his garage, no?

:-)

Regards,
-sm