[Foundation] Text Conferencing Ammendment

bauer at michaelbauer.com bauer at michaelbauer.com
Thu Aug 15 22:51:54 CDT 2002


It seems that provision for "cryptographic authentication via a registry 
of public keys" might be useful.  Other than that, we're doing all of the 
other things they've outlined.  The ammendment is trying to add this "IRC" 
capability as an approved means of communication for the meetings of 
members.  It seems that since such a capability isn't sufficiently secure 
for Jabber, we're not going to add this.  I guess we could state that we 
could use IRC with some "PKI" capability.  That doesn't seem quite kosher 
for a Jabber meeting.  

At any rate, without a sufficient number of seconds, this is going to die 
and we'll just do it the old-fashioned way, with in-person, on-phone, and 
in-writing.

On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Ragavan S wrote:

> While we are on the issue of trust/identity/ etc., the following passage 
> from the GNOME foundation's charter
> < http://foundation.gnome.org/charter.html >, can probably be used as a 
> guideline.
> 
> <quote>
> 
> Board Meetings & Votes
> 
> ----------------------
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Voting sessions of the board of directors will be formal, performed either 
> in-person, telephonically, via e-mail, or on IRC. This can be 
> cryptographically authenticated with a registry of public keys. A simple 
> majority is required to approve any measure. Often, decisions will be 
> reached by consensus.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Minutes shall be kept for all meetings of the board of directors. Votes on 
> all topics will be recorded and attributed. All of these records will be 
> archived and made publicly available immediately.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On certain occasions, conversations within the GNOME Foundation will be 
> confidential. On those occasions, notes from meetings etc. may be edited to 
> maintain confidentiality. We will work to keep confidential conversations 
> down to a minimum.
> 
> </quote>
> 
> While this section is for their Board, there is no reason we can adapt it to 
> our needs.
> 
> Thoughts?
> Ragavan
> 
> 
> 
> 
> >On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Ben Schumacher wrote:
> >
> > > Playing devil's advocate now...
> > >
> > > So uh... then we all have to do a web of trust, etc, etc. How do I know
> > > you're really temas, despite what your PGP key says, if I haven't met
> > > you...? (This is theoretical, of course... since we have met.) But how 
> >do
> > > I know you are you say you are in person? You could have a fake ID?
> > >
> > > /me just wants people to keep focus on the issues at hand, rather than 
> >the
> > > whole internet identity problem at large.
> > >
> > > We'll just have to wait for PingID to figure that part out for us. ;)
> > >
> > > bs.
> 
> 
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