[Members] intermediate CA proposal

Jonathan Siegle jsiegle at psu.edu
Tue Nov 14 10:59:52 CST 2006

Peter Saint-Andre said the following on 11/14/06 11:48 AM:
> Robert B Quattlebaum, Jr. wrote:
>> On Nov 7, 2006, at 1:02 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> Matt Tucker wrote:
>>>>  * Does the JSF need to fully subsidize the certificates? What if it
>>>> defrayed the cost rather than making them free?
>>> It doesn't need to, but I think it's nice.
>> I personally believe that charging a small fee would be acceptable. Free
>> would be great, but $5-$15 for a server certificate would be acceptable
>> from my point of view, especially if some of that went back to the JSF
>> itself.
> Well, we could start out with free certs (for the first 1000 or
> whatever) and then charge for them later. But IMHO how we pay for this
> (through regular JSF funds, through donations, through charging for
> certs) is a separate issue from whether we want to proceed with the ICA.
> I'm confident that if we need to start issuing a lot of certs, that will
> mean lots of people are deploying XMPP servers and we'll be able to tap
> into that adoption for fund-raising purposes.
> Peter
I'll be more comfortable with this once I get the chance to issue a few 
certs and understand what is involved. I want to see how well this 
scales and where the hangups are. I agree with you about cost. I think 
it will be a very small issue here.


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