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Re: [Sks-devel] Withdrawal of Service -

From: Kristian Fiskerstrand
Subject: Re: [Sks-devel] Withdrawal of Service -
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:29:21 +0100
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On 11/16/18 12:23 AM, Fabian A. Santiago wrote:
> Wow! I’d love to see that as well. 
> I just saw Kristian’s post with his email exchange. It’s a shame the
> situation is going down like this. I do hope a proper solution can be
> found so I and hopefully others can return to contributing to the
> network, should the mode of operation dictate and stay this way.

sadly we've had this situation happening several times in the past as
well, the GDPR rules aren't actually novel in Europe. There is however a
lot of FUD involved in it, and the actual legal action for a keyserver
to be shut down has yet to be seen (in a non-voluntary basis). I'm happy
to stay up for a while until we see any actual legal challenge to it.

In any case, the discussions we've seen lately aren't really about
security; nor really about privacy; they are about argumentum ad hominem
against the operators of the traditional keyserver network, in favor of
alternative communication channels and in particular certificate
authorities in the form of "validating keyservers". I don't care much
for them for various reasons, but I also don't mind them being a part of
the ecosystem (as long as users understand their position).

Kristian Fiskerstrand
Twitter: @krifisk
Public OpenPGP keyblock at hkp://
fpr:94CB AFDD 3034 5109 5618 35AA 0B7F 8B60 E3ED FAE3
"Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes."
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