[Members] XMPP and DNSSEC

Simon Tennant simon at buddycloud.com
Sat Jan 18 11:25:08 UTC 2014

On 17 January 2014 22:06, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 6:27 PM, Simon Tennant <simon at buddycloud.com>
> wrote:
> >>> How do we help operators deploy with DNSSEC?
> >>
> >> Well, assuming by "we", you mean the XSF, I think we should first poll
> the
> >> members to see if they want the XSF to be involved here.
> >
> >
> > I hardly think that volunteering to help write up specs and guides for
> > implementation (voluntarily) is onerous enough to requires members
> > referendums.
> In the Board meeting, we discussed things that the XSF could do to
> help deploy dnssec, which included things that might involve spending
> money. Some people writing some guides was one of these options, and
> people can write helpful documents without any hum from the members. I
> think spending significant money on e.g. sponsoring code writing would
> be something that the membership might have an opinion about.

"Hey members, what are the current problems preventing more DNSSEC
deployments?" vs "Let's spend XSF cash implementing better DNSSEC". If it's
not 100% clear, I was after the former.

I believe that in the Board meeting Peter clarified that the ISOC
> grant was unrelated to dnssec.

Agreed. I believe there was mention of a follow-on grant based on DNSSEC
too. I suggest we deal with this when/if it happens and hopefully we have a
better understanding of the roadblocks to DNSSEC adoption.

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