[cryptography] open letter to Phil Zimmermann and Jon Callas of Silent Circle, re: Silent Mail shutdown

ianG iang at iang.org
Sat Aug 17 13:41:26 EDT 2013

On 17/08/13 20:08 PM, Jon Callas wrote:
> On Aug 17, 2013, at 2:41 AM, ianG <iang at iang.org> wrote:
>> So back to Silent Circle.  One known way to achieve some control over their closed source replacement vulnerability is to let an auditor into their inner circle, so to speak.
> One correction of fact:
> Our source is not closed source. It's up on GitHub and has an non-commercial BSD variant license, which I know isn't OSI, but anyone who wants to build, use, and even distribute their verified version is free to do so.

Apologies, ack -- I noticed that in your post.

(And I think for crypto/security products, the BSD-licence variant is 
more important for getting it out there than any OSI grumbles.)

> Secondly, we have auditors in the mix. We are customers of Leviathan Security and their "virtual security officer" program. They do regular code audits, network audits, and are helping us create a software development lifecycle.

Ah ok.  Will they be writing an audit report?  Something that will give 
us trust that more people are sticking their name to it?


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