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Re: [Sks-devel] [openpgp-email] Keyservers and GDPR

From: Yegor Timoshenko
Subject: Re: [Sks-devel] [openpgp-email] Keyservers and GDPR
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:43:35 -0000

> Free storage to upload arbitrary data is easily available (e.g.
> p2p, free mail accounts). Having a searchable index to that
> data is more challenging. Thus removing the search capability
> from the keyservers will render its free-as-in-beer storage
> feature mostly useless.

It's not just storage, it's also immutable and distributed. It's
very different from P2P in that operators will have to host that
content less than voluntary, and it's different from mail account
in that it's public.

For how problematic that might be, see

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