[cryptography] Tahoe-LAFS developers' statement on backdoors

Randall Webmail rvh40 at insightbb.com
Wed Oct 6 20:27:45 EDT 2010


From: silky <michaelslists at gmail.com>
> > The core Tahoe developers promise never to change Tahoe-LAFS to
> > facilitate government access to data stored or transmitted by 
> it. Even
> > if it were desirable to facilitate such access—which it is not—we
> > believe it would not be technically feasible to do so without 
> severely> compromising Tahoe-LAFS' security against other 
> attackers. [...]
> 
> How will you stand by this if it becomes illegal not to comply though?

The USG can come down on PKZIP Inc, but how are they going to harass an Open Source project?   (Especially one with no particular Home Office or Agent For Service of Process)?



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