[cryptography] What project would you finance? [WAS: Potential funding for crypto-related projects]
iang at iang.org
Tue Jul 2 05:50:32 EDT 2013
BTNS (better than nothing security) for IPSec could save it.
There is precedent: the ideas behind SSH totally swept out
secure-telnet within a year or so. Skype demolished other VoIP
providers, because its keys were hidden. The same thing happened with
that email transport security system.
In contrast, IPSec is a complete and utter deployment failure, and it
shares statistically unmeasurable rates of protection across the net.
It's near cousin, secure browsing at least achieved penetration rates of
around 1% if one counts the HTTPS v. HTTP ratio (what else matters?).
Both suffered in large part because they insisted on the classical
certificates / PKI schoolbook.
So, if one is looking for a saviour, there is pretty good correlation here.
On 2/07/13 02:01 AM, Taral wrote:
> +1. This, totally.
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 6:52 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 07:09:57PM -0700, Yosem Companys wrote:
>>> Speaking of which...
>>> If you had an extra $2-3K to give to a liberationtech or crypto project,
>>> who do you think would benefit the most?
>> A BTNS implementation. There aren't any.
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