[cryptography] How much does it cost to start a root CA ?
James A. Donald
jamesd at echeque.com
Fri Jan 4 18:06:53 EST 2013
On 2013-01-05 8:05 AM, Ryan Sleevi wrote
> Can you explain how, exactly, incumbents leverage any power to keep new
> entrants out?
Such behavior is necessarily a deviation from official truth, from the
way certification is supposed to work, thus the only way to observe such
behavior would be if emails leaked, as in the climategate files where we
saw how peer review actually worked..
Analogously, regulators, financial audits and ratings agencies were
supposed to ensure that banks only invested in safe stuff. When the
proverbial hit the fan, it became apparent that regulators, financial
audits and ratings agencies in practice ensured that banks only invested
in politically correct stuff, but no one can explain how, exactly, this
happened - well it is pretty obvious how it happened, and one can make a
pretty good guess how it happened, but there is no direct official
evidence as to how it happened.
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