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Re: [atlarge-discuss] online voting

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 03:01:38PM +0200, Vittorio Bertola wrote: >
>>So, to apply this system to ICANN, we would have to build the At Large
>>membership by cooptation, ie each new member would have to be
>>introduced by another one. This could be somewhat interesting, but I
>>guess it could be not open enough for our scale and purposes.
> Debian has chosen this particular method because it's consistent with
> our goals as a community: a PGP web of trust maps closely onto the
> relationships that have to exist among us as developers of an operating
> system.  For ICANN, I'm pretty sure that this does not apply; so
> requiring all PGP keys to be signed by someone already in ICANN is
> probably not the way to go about it.  You can choose a different method
> that provides the right balance of security and convenience for your
> organization.  You might accept PGP keys with only email verification,
> you might accept them printed out and sent by normal mail, you might
> accept keys that have been signed into the global web of trust.  Each
> approach offers a different degree of authenticity, and carries with it
> a different degree of overhead.

Debian can use PGP because the target are the developers.
I think the target of ICANN is larger (and also less tecnical),
thus using PGP is not an option. (People will not enter in @large or
they will use PGP in a unsecure manner, giving trust problems to
all PGP infrastructure.


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